Friday, April 30, 2010


borrowed quotation*
the mind creates the abyss
the heart crosses it

*fine words too easily shattered
like china hurled at the wall

Thursday, April 29, 2010


full moon behind me
not as bad as the last one
full moon before me

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


tilling fertile soil
life's rich humus of debris
come spring sun, spring rain

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010


each moment sacred
each utterance meaningful
this is the challenge

Sunday, April 25, 2010


this rural idyll
vast, too vast, not vast enough
all who see revere

Saturday, April 24, 2010


there before me
anything i want it said
thank you horoscope

Friday, April 23, 2010


humming and buzzing
this is what i will sit with
sun create dust current

Thursday, April 22, 2010


fortieth earth day
foam on the crest of the wave
but foam nontheless

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


what we see above
below know only the beak
cranes delicate dance

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


cooking the planet
beautiful warm april days
short term benefit

Monday, April 19, 2010


how bad will this get
the end of the world that is
how bad could it be

Sunday, April 18, 2010


shadow mind's shadow
observe ebb and flow like breath
privileged to see this

Saturday, April 17, 2010


from cold winter ground
to the light life reaches up
leaf litter blanket

Thursday, April 15, 2010

15.04.10 ii

i am a tourist
wistfully watching my life
a horrible thought


water flow, cloud float
broader vista from the bridge
gulls soar overhead

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


the winds and our moods
just barometric pressure
or a sweeping breeze

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


sitting each day now
with broom in hand once again
getting to that dust

Monday, April 12, 2010


i am going for a run
last run was february
on the twelfth as well

Sunday, April 11, 2010


dusted off my ride
even rolled around the hood
it felt really good

Saturday, April 10, 2010


fellow traveller
composing verse always there
you will live your bliss

Friday, April 9, 2010


before the mirror
being that moment and time
i am hand, razor, face

Thursday, April 8, 2010


a nightwatch haiku
composed before sleep returned
swept away by dreams

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


last minute flourish
lunches should have been a cinch
with this early rise

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

06.04.10 ii

honoured arising
these seventeen syllables
this day well honoured

often words fail me
another's words no solace
i need peace with that

unpersoned paddle
alight on river edge ice
what stories have you

i weep having wept
who does not have these moments
bleak, joyless despair

having smiled i smile
who does not have that moment
an ecstatic, boundless joy


algae at half light
with thoughts of work for later
lunches to make yet

Monday, April 5, 2010


river ice tinkle
odd sound for this moving mass
upon which trees rest

Sunday, April 4, 2010


no future no past
present moment before me
good to have found it

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010


we wander wide eyed
without ever leaving home
under western skies

Thursday, April 1, 2010


awake from a brief sleep
the gift of time on my hands
sheets cool without me