Tuesday, December 30, 2008


waiting for rebirth
midwinter grass blanketed
dead beneath the snow

Friday, December 26, 2008


snow covered pine tree
other stands inside the home
baubled, warm, but cut

Monday, December 22, 2008


i can see wonders
awareness, wisdom, combine
light from the window

Saturday, December 20, 2008

12.20.08 - paramitas

illuminating insight
a transcendental wisdom
something to strive for

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


becalmed in summer
we suffer without a breeze
enveloped by heat

unstill in winter
the moving air stings our flesh
reprieve under layers

Monday, December 15, 2008


this cold blocks the sun
the cold clings to you like death
minus forty one

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


summer far away
there right beneath this moment
and it's frozen feet

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

12.01.08 - paramitas

ten paramitas
ten reflections on being
the first is patience

being in the moment
decisive, patient to act
that moment passes

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

11.25.08 morning

owen's feet pad floor
at five a.m. wait for dawn
hectic day ahead

so the sun arrived
action defined a morning
there are great moments

11.25.08 afternoon

gaping without screen
bespeak neighbourhood decline
derelict window

Sunday, November 23, 2008


my basement and i
frost heaved concrete and warm feet
always shift and flux

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008


fallen to the floor
lost balance to abundance
prosper repotted

with a sled not car
morning's perfect adventure
thankful for failure

all moments matter
in ennui a seed of change
this perfect morning

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


tumble down the stairs
my miraculous ipod
and for that you work

Monday, November 10, 2008


focus counting lengths
sun shimmer on pool bottom
reach for perfect stroke

Friday, November 7, 2008


snow settles mood lifts
a balm for winter's darkness
fresh, bright, white new day

Thursday, November 6, 2008


my skin stung and cleansed
in the dark, pre-winter run
freezing karma rain

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


round and round we ride
cyclocross season is here
unlike leaves tumbling

Friday, September 12, 2008


this morning overhead
geese overheard flying south
herald of season

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


i don't want to know
anything at this fast pace
'my' right now is all

Monday, September 8, 2008


daily route larger
new sights and sounds each morning
pleasant new commute

Sunday, September 7, 2008


seldom still the air
from my bed i watch trees move
behind them sunrise

Saturday, September 6, 2008


through blog and podcast
world wide sangha's dharma flow
by the stream i sit

Friday, September 5, 2008


running in the rain
keep the heart rate on the line
lungs be filled with joy

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008


planning the next trip
not yet weary of the road
at home unsettled

Friday, August 15, 2008


so fortunate me
where i love with who i love
may we all have that

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


freeway's non-stop drone
familiar activity
unfamiliar sound

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


wake up before dawn
in movement the sun will rise
sleep will come again

Saturday, August 2, 2008


ceaseless wind and wave
gleeful laughter in your face
the calm brings no laugh

Friday, August 1, 2008


dark cloud overhead
i've seen you form from nothing
now where do you go

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


oh no drunk feng shui
my house is all tipsy now
and i am confused

Monday, July 28, 2008


i neglect this task
and the words flow without form
here now pinned in form

yellow bird alight
on banks we wove through nettles
smiles catching flies

days lost in passing
there in the passing life found
no loss, just finding

canker worm ravage
after that the leaves again

in summer we sit
some words tomorrow perhaps
perhaps just sitting

Sunday, July 20, 2008


my words fail this world
even the simple complex
silence not better

Thursday, July 17, 2008


constructed as past
presences and absences
stroll through the present

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


many miles ahead
through the shield to the lakehead
bon chance mon ami

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


we stop and we see
amidst the daily chatter
witness to the world

Monday, July 14, 2008


what i could not hear
now fills the rooms of this home
was unknown to me


still not about stuff
still no signal in our home
love for cinema

Saturday, July 12, 2008


so many options
much i need, little i want
today i will browse

Friday, July 11, 2008


morning espresso
with hot milk for calories
usher in the day

Thursday, July 10, 2008


tree in leaf blue sky
shifting intermittent shade
as clouds float above

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


last week to the west
before us now the lakehead
next week to the east


summer transition
this season has it's rhythm
haiku now tardy

Monday, July 7, 2008