Thursday, June 30, 2011

Secrets (a tanka)

Keeping locked within
one's most precious desires;
waiting to reveal
these dear wishes to others,
unsure how they will react.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lost (a cinquain)

No word,
no quick phone call;
invisible to me
while going off to find herself.
What now?


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Guidance (a cinquain)

Guide me
in my journey,
traveling the new path
so that I may always gain new


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Last Night (a cinquain)

voices shouted
for change. Their desired
wishes were granted that fateful


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dance (a haiku)

Move to the rhythm
of life, swaying to every beat
with determined steps.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Threads of Life (a haibun)

As she begins her next crochet project, she thinks about how each turn of the thread mirrors a bond she has in her life. Each person, each event, represents a strand of thread. Some strands are as smooth as certain paths in life journeys take. Sometimes these strands get caught on the hook and tangle, as some life events hit unexpected blocks. Sometimes these snags take some time to heal. Ultimately, with time and patience, what you wish to accomplish will come into being; that timely project, that long-awaited goal. The achievement may contain the snags and pulls of previous complications, yet that is evidence of a roadblock accomplished, a setback overcome. The completed project mirrors all the bonds and links we share in life; the struggles and surprises we encounter, and the satisfaction on the end result.

Thread tells a story
with each loop and chain. A grand
tapestry is made.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Family (a cinquain)

different, connected.
Relaxing, giving, bonding.
Together for Father's Day.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lavender (a haiku)

The rich aroma
floats across late spring skies. A
tranquil plant now blooms.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Almost Full (a cinquain)

The moon
now awakens,
slowly rising to full
beauty, radiant with her warm


Monday, June 13, 2011

Threading (a cinquain)

the next chapter
of my story, each page
possessing unique stands printed


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Path (a cinquain)

down the old path,
seeing choices I've made
past and present, moving to my


Another Sky

There is another sky
that calls us to visit
a world unlike our own,
to take that risk and see
beauty with our own eyes.
Keep it within your reach.


Inspired by: 'There is Another Sky' by Emily Dickinson

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tiger Lily (a cinquain)

tiger lilies
blooming in the back yard,
life awakening with lovely


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

In An Instant

In an instant,
everything changed.

Everything I knew,
what I thought I knew,

Vanished upon learning
that revelation.

Fading was that
sense of security

I associated with family,
the need to trust

When times got rough.
Although I still share,

It will never be the same.


Monday, June 6, 2011

I Call Out to You

I call out to you,
yet you do not respond.

I recall simpler days,
reaching out to one another;

One always there
listening to the other.

As close cousins, bickering
peppered our bond,

Yet that never dissolved
our strong ties.

Instead, subtle twists
in life had its way.

The last time
we really spoke

You were in great need
your aunt's passing

Bearing a huge
weight on your soul;

I tried to lighten the grip
of guilt's heavy hand,

Yet the sorrow rang as clear
as the sadness in your voice.

Years passed, and we've
gone out separate ways;

I still remember the
carefree times,

A stark contrast from the
silence between us today.

I call out to you,
yet you do not respond.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Mend the Thread

Now that I'm at a place
to connect,

to share my
sacred words,

I look back on the
frayed edges in my life,

strands severed by
miscommunication and distance.

I use my words
to mend the thread.


The Secret of LIfe

The secret of life
rises everywhere;

Blooming, as the
first tiger lily
in the garden awakens;

Singing, the sounds of
a child's laughter echoing
in the neighborhood;

Sharing, one person
telling their story
to another.

The secret of life
rises everywhere,

Calling all to see,
to listen, to be aware.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Turning with Life

Where many paths and journeys meet,
the road curves and turns with life;
I walk past calm and busy scenes,
Awaiting what the path will bring.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011


A bond between
two lives is
a precious thing,

So important to
cherish and share
wishes and dreams.

A bond between
two lives is
a special thing,

So vital in
being present
for one another.

A bond between
two lives is
a wonderful thing,

Two souls staying
strong and devoted,
Walking the path