Wednesday, December 28, 2011


non stop soduku
describes the pajama day
much reading as well

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011


belly before me
and with one more christmas feast
thankful to table

Saturday, December 24, 2011


call it what? cross-cross
a great morning among friends
happy birthday hal

Friday, December 23, 2011


against holidays
a year's momentum crashes
i will read all day

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


i look to the sky
these are not december clouds
born of warmer climes

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


what's a few minutes
second shortest day of the year
what do we call you

Monday, December 19, 2011


a fantastic soup
and with warmth in my belly
i return to work

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


for though we must land
know earthbound passion creates
alight instinctive

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


this deep in winter
losing muscle, gaining fat
odd to hear a crow

Monday, December 12, 2011


the wind has an edge
air colder than said to be
much maligned damp cold

Sunday, December 11, 2011


always knew i would
start date the only question
and so it begins

Saturday, December 10, 2011


improving the world
what other choice do we have
each pick up our tools

Friday, December 9, 2011


taste, smell, touch, see, hear
how would i express this day
where would i begin

Thursday, December 8, 2011


only room for one
a space for work and for rest
let me think through

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


fourteen darker days
with brighter days to follow
almost the solstice

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


a chat with my dad
in that a joy and a peace
be that for my son

Monday, December 5, 2011


palpably restless
rub against penned freedom
all elbows and ribs

Sunday, December 4, 2011


light finds new corners
noticed when it's more precious
gift of the season

Saturday, December 3, 2011


river under ice
your season is much like ours
dark with diffuse light

Friday, December 2, 2011


[photo courtesy of wikitravel]

were i born a dane
like my mother and father
what would that be like

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


without, would we pray
every sunset a sunrise
huddled, heated homes

Monday, November 28, 2011


a slow that feels rushed
[seven syllables to bridge]
a rush that feels slow

Friday, November 25, 2011


if you have to spend
make today's a conscious act
that's all i got

thank you for reading
fifty visit here each day
that is the average

thank you.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


you ravenous snails
a fish that falters and falls
within hours, bones

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


outside in the dark
river frozen - yet here, inside
a river of light

Sunday, November 20, 2011


[photo credit: joe bryska - winnipeg free press]

last game in the house
we roared loader than ti-cats
and we braved the cold

Saturday, November 19, 2011


you talk a great game
like to see you run a block
the shouting parent

deperate wish of yours
anything to make this stop
whistle blow for you

blubber encased heart
squeeze no blood through arteries
scream, your crushing pain

hope your day's well now
vicarious catharsis
godspeed, prisoner

Friday, November 18, 2011


days fused together
long interminable nights
create illusion

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


slush in the river
herald the coming season
winter close at hand

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


delicious citrus
a bright spot at year's dark time
first box of many

Monday, November 14, 2011


early to bed, i
to sleep for thirteen hours
and the dreams, the dreams

Saturday, November 12, 2011


as i ran i thought
i must rephrase that hiaku
let us work for peace

Friday, November 11, 2011

11.11.11 ii

wascana, geese heard
and a train in the distance
bright full moon, sun rise


minute of silence
for the fallen and the fighting
let us pray for peace

Thursday, November 10, 2011

10.11.11 ii

wet rolling tire sound
geese honk and fly overhead
belly full of thai

are your bellies full
high above regina's streets
as dusk turns to dark


movember the tenth
i don't think i can do this
where is my razor

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


just wanted to say
not gloating to tempt the fates
but look, winter tires

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


this day's morning run
rob my fingers of comfort
see frozen puddles

Monday, November 7, 2011


brighter this morning
early sunrise, trace of snow
reflecting dim light

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011


look in the mirror
my father, always moustached
see his face on me

Friday, November 4, 2011


movember the fourth
a shadow above my lip
how long will this last

Thursday, November 3, 2011


so many vistas
all worthy of photographs
and no time to stop

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


a referendum
before the bankers strip them clean
would we ask for less