Friday, October 21, 2016

all you believe softly

all you believe



to the ground

a rainy mushroom mound

a yellow leaf to make a sound

so near your far

is here

Thursday, October 20, 2016

light as light as light

little lights, glowing in the dark,
yours in your dark, mine in mine,

make our dark, make our light,
dark in your light, dark in mine,

light as light as light,

little stars, twinkling in the dark,
twinkle your eyes, twinkle mine,

bright as bright as bright,

see us dark, see us light,
no more wrong, no more right,

sight as sight as sight.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Leaves adrift, across a pond, faith in life, faith in love,

bless this day, the earth below, the sky above,

this everlasting childhood!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

the moon behind clouds

the moon behind clouds where no one can see her

and I dare say she feels the same way

about the grace of a face hidden by lace that the sea wove

and that the night holds in place with kind fingers

Saturday, October 15, 2016

I love the dream of touching you

I love the dream of touching you so lightly
you don’t know I’m here.

And then you touch me,
almost knowing, but not quite where.

As if, love, we are air,
and touching is our only care.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Canvas 776

Canvas 776

October 14, 2016

yesterday afternoon, in the deep-dark rain

yesterday afternoon, in the deep-dark rain,
a hummingbird paused long enough to explain
the joy it all is — the hunger, the pain,
and all that remains

of the print of our lips
on the steamy-wet window glass.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Canvas 775

Canvas 775

October 13, 2016

This was done with my fingertip,
as were the last several drawings.

Canvas 774

Canvas 774

October 13, 2016

just enough to satisfy the urge