Sunday, December 26, 2010


oh what will i see
attending to the small things
now where was i....

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


still need translation
meaning from numbers not words
spreadsheet poetry

Thursday, November 18, 2010


i am fortunate
another winter from the north
with roof overhead

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


how is the creek now
it was beginning to freeze
last time i crossed it

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


sun's angle i squint
this reset time a fiction
our evenings now lost

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


constellation sky
early morn long before dawn
hangs sliver of moon

Monday, November 1, 2010


long before the sun
crunch of footfall, breath a fog
this beautiful gift

Saturday, October 30, 2010


long ago spring snow
earth turns conditions arise
and snow falls again

Friday, October 15, 2010


with thumbs on keypad
a bubble, smart phone shuffle
gaze cast down often

Thursday, October 7, 2010


till the dream takes flight
hard work and preparation
feet firmly on ground

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


leaves flutter airborne
southbound four geese fly
flower still in bloom

Sunday, September 26, 2010


cloud pass overhead
the shadow caress it's earth
breathing, i stand here

Sunday, September 19, 2010


beautiful autumn
a day like this is enough
yes, more than enough

truly blessed i am
my tears of joy outnumber
those shed of despair

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


by taking each breath
with all its inertial force
what we call forward

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


in from morning run
hard to make out friends faces
sun not yet risen

Sunday, September 12, 2010


with the darkening days
the light we have more precious
embrace both dark and light

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010


glow orange like fire
water suspended in air
sunset cloud reflect

this trembling aspen
does not tremble in winter
having lost its leaves

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


how very fitting
i've injured myself gardening
abdominal tear

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


as my year begins
fall's chill breeze and golden leaf
still the sun has warmth

Monday, September 6, 2010


tread lightly this home
we might as well dance on air
circling the sun

Sunday, September 5, 2010

fair wind blow - with a wet northern gale highway 59 and grand beach were lightly peopled.

trans lease road - 50 km of logging road all to myself.

black lake sunset - when not sitting in the saddle i found myself sitting on pre-cambian rock

a river runs through it - much of hwy 314 was flooded in nopiming


not just metaphor
cycling enlarges my heart
good for me that tour

Thursday, September 2, 2010


another bike tour
this one cool, wet and northeast
back home in four days

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


smile on the inside
forty five for forty five
big warm happy smile

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


wind moves the branch
eyes open allow vision
the leaves move my mind

Monday, August 30, 2010


loping gait of past
measured cadence of present
always lone rider

Sunday, August 29, 2010


so nice to be home
a travel day given back
cleaning and sorting

Friday, August 27, 2010


blair and katherine
beautiful day, blessed event

Thursday, August 26, 2010


settling the mind
even with the road unknown
a reconnaissance

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


golden leaves falling
year of living skillfully
practice all i have learned

Monday, August 23, 2010


door step to door step
beautiful harvest weekend
a rolling retreat

two nights three days
three hundred and sixty three
diesel kilometres

Friday, August 20, 2010


some day pull the weeds
running, cycling, gardening?
not a gardener

Thursday, August 19, 2010


weaving a story
embroidered rough thread and fine
our summer ending

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


begin beginnings
with an eye on a future
now should be enough

notes in the basement
escarpment on horizon
do not look away

my time lost waiting
old and wise enough to know
my time found waiting

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


burntwood river run
an unexpected vista
a shift in thinking

sinuous river
owen's mind envisions wild
seeing beyond road

Sunday, August 15, 2010


simple joy running
can never out run myself
and so it should be

Friday, August 13, 2010


pints on patio
recalling wilderness trips
old friend getting married

Thursday, August 12, 2010


starting to look long
forty five for forty five
looming before me

once an attractor
lightening so many runs
trepidation now

how many times this lesson!
life's beauty astounds

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


peace is always here
hearing and chasing phantasms
i sit, milo barks

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


what we all desire
longed for on cold winter days
enveloping heat

Monday, August 9, 2010


many miles of road
where does this passion come from
i can't stop plotting

good to remember
how much i enjoyed touring
i simply forgot

Saturday, August 7, 2010


milo at the door
greeting me, snorting, jumping
and i with kind words

enjoying our walks
will i tire of picking up shit
me the dog sitter

Friday, August 6, 2010


all of these unique
purposeful and required
i am versatile


pardon my interrupting the haiku.

intention is found in all action. few goals are reached in a single action most are reached by a series of actions.

vision, plan, act; act, plan, vision. repeat.

i have brought a new bike into my life. for me it is the perfect vehicle for traveling this planet of wonders with its diverse geography and cultures. one planet 27 gears - seems reasonable.

now back to haiku.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


folding the laundry
for those who live in this home
warm from the machine