Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Fear not a little song

Fear not a little song,
a little song, sung low, sung long,
sung in, sung on,

(make not your voice a wilderness)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Canvas 526

Canvas 526

January 26, 2015

’tis gettin’ to be

Well, now, ’tis gettin’ to be,
your love, and my love, make three;
and how pretty we’ll be, when spring comes,
fancy and free, as that deep, dark, dear,
wide, gray tide of a lonesome bell
rings in the valley.

Old acquaintance

I’ll wake with a gape, or a grapple;
you’ll take the cake; we’ll wind the watch;
and for the sake of auld lang syne, make love
of what’s left of what’s lost of our sweet
precious time.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

sic transit gloria mundi

person, place, or thing — if you would see them, set aside each name;
if you would love them, say not ours, or yours, or mine;
and if you would praise them, let them,
o pray, let them, sing.

Winter walk (not all are lost)

Wander east, or west, your presence, best, to express, wonder,
at the least, most blessed, of longer, tender, yonder, fonder, consequence.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Canvas 525

Canvas 525

January 24, 2015

Ancient as she is

Ancient as she is, teaching birth
to old age, and youth to play,

from winter looms,
her fabric falls


(and rain is like your soul’s first day)