Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Casting the Line

She wonders when her
call will finally be heard,
hoping that frequent
attempts to connect will come
to a harmonious end.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Shining (a haiku)

A shining spring day;
I take care of tasks early
so I can enjoy.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Ray of Light (a haiku)

The summer beckons.
My soul is soaking the rays
of nourishing light.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Daybreak (a haiku)

Birds sweetly singing
at daybreak, natural alarm
to start a new day.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday at Inwood (a tanka)

Enjoying the sights,
original ancestors
making their presence
known, sacred singing and dance
breaking through the misty sky.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Afterward (a haiku)

Resting this evening,
tuning out 'end-of-days' concerns,
viewing quiet skies.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Last Night's Dream (a tanka)

My name is called out
by an urgent voice, its source
unknown. Names written
inside a notebook. I am
unsure of my surroundings.


Thursday, May 19, 2011


I wish nothing
but the best for you;

Although once strong
bonds are now frayed,

I remember the
carefree days we shared,

The conversations
and countless stories

We traded with
one another.

The thread of our
friendship has ceased,

Yet I continue
to admire the rich

Tapestry of memories
woven over the years.

I wish nothing
but the best for you.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Waiting (a haiku)

She waits to step through,
still unsure where to go next.
Follow your own path.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Calm evening (a haiku)

A quiet evening;
raindrops strike the cool pavement,
breaking the stillness.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Listen (an acrostic)

Leaning on each other
In times of need,
Seeking friendship;
Tested daily,
Each of us reaches out,
Never faltering.


Friday, May 13, 2011

Peaks and Valleys

We thrive

in a life draped

with peaks and valleys;

Some days run smooth,

gliding flawlessly like

waves on the ocean,

Words and actions

flowing from our bodies

like an endless dance.

Other days are peppered

with trials, challenges;

the pulse of our lives

Stopped from mishandled words,

stressful situations

taxing our spirits.

Peaks and valleys

exist in our lives,

and we move to

The changing rhythm,

our choices creating

the landscape.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Warm Days (a haiku)

Dreaming of warm days,
laying on emerald green fields
with you by my side.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Doors (a cinquain)

The door
stands before you,
patiently awaiting
your decision to step into
the light.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Visits with Mom (a cinquain)

her resting place
carries significance.
My chance to quietly connect.


Friday, May 6, 2011

Family (a cinquain)

blessed, somber.
Missing, wishing, finding.
Mother's Day draws near.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Seize The Day (a tanka)

The words 'seize the day'
resonate deep in my soul.
Bit by bit I grow,
seeing events differently
each passing minute.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mornings (a cinquain)

Peaceful, renewed.
Singing, rising, blooming.
Robins among the tulips.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Shifting Winds (a tanka)

Our minds always change
just like the strong, shifting winds
coursing through our land;
bringing on quick decisions,
effecting those around us.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Never Forget

Mission accomplished,
yet we must remember those
who died for the cause,
those who risk their one precious
life as the threat lingers on.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Beltane (a haiku)

The land springs to life,
the call of Beltane rousing
those from cold slumber.


Tears in the South (a haiku)

The treacherous winds
tore through our neighbors' dwellings;
our hearts console theirs.