Friday, December 28, 2012


generous and kind
her gifts a gift for others
example for all

Saturday, December 22, 2012


celestial body shift
light of this day to the last
already longer

Friday, December 21, 2012


i am pretty sure
that this is not the last day
we will have on earth

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


last night's dreams linger
to play with over coffee
still they dissipate

Saturday, December 15, 2012


awoke in sorrow
grieving another slaughter
fewer innocent's

Friday, December 14, 2012


my greatest blessing
amazing and beautiful
the sweetest sixteen

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


this one more road trip
blustery with swirling snow
holiday's ahead

Monday, December 10, 2012


meditative look
we need something for our hands
not supplication

Sunday, December 9, 2012


a web with its catch
new rattles dessicated
this story i write

Saturday, December 8, 2012


my dry winter hands
their skin cracked, ragged and torn

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


hear two men chatting
whippet in boots and sweater
'nother morning run

Monday, December 3, 2012


once lost, now returned, my phone
gone 42 days

and 45 days
the deadline for the return
of it's replacement

Saturday, December 1, 2012


husked, hulled and hallowed
up before i need to be
footfall empty hall

Thursday, November 29, 2012


my student loan paid
and to think, not yet fifty
fortunate i am

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


that winter rhythm
dim mornings and darker nights
beneath a warm duvet

Monday, November 26, 2012


with grim forebearance
spin through the intersection
this season of joy

Saturday, November 24, 2012


i love a snow day
saturday's especially
reading and dreaming

Friday, November 23, 2012


buy nothing today
and if you must buy something
be aware of it

Thursday, November 22, 2012


weather luck this year
i'm not travelling today
yep, lucky i say

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


advance in the east
seconds pass and seasons too
in the west retreat

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


the grind of my halt
technical glitches ensnare
i don't mean to whine

Sunday, November 18, 2012


flash ostentatious
circumspect a baited trap
malevolence masked

Thursday, November 15, 2012


browsing hoof shuffle
here above the battlefords
back where you belong

[i have no photo
subject seen at one ten k
so this one will do]

healthy buffalo
now penned, your people nearby
a hundred years late

[remember that day
school burning, no greater fear
not a child was lost]

[so fortunate we]
and less fortunate are those
upon whose land we're on

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


tumble over me
as i rumble through this room
raven of the fog

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


what have i let loose
in this the season of writing
report in five weeks

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


photo credit: piper larsen

now then where was i
(i have written that before)
now then where was i

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


my young globetrotter
exploring new york city
i smile with that thought

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


now a hiaku blog
still some traditions remain
"new bike in the house"

Thursday, May 10, 2012


many thoughts few words
fewer still with a cadence
i would wish to share

Monday, May 7, 2012


and these words fall short
and unsaid louder than said
and like those these mute

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


like us drawn outdoors
subterranean drawn up
sun-warmed concrete ant

or like last week's snake 
up from below forest forest floor
welcome the season

Friday, April 27, 2012


too little sleep, and
today i will inhabit 
a dreamlike space

Sunday, April 22, 2012


what am i thinking
damp pillow says fever dreams
cannot remember


something for earth day
what can i give the planet
....turn off the power

Saturday, April 21, 2012


i skip and stumble
joy of words other and own
we reach and fumble

mutter and rumble
let us not in times like these
stutter and mumble

Friday, April 20, 2012


heavy i awake
from a revery of dreams
the weight of deep sleep

Thursday, April 19, 2012


i mark time with these
verses in rhyme as i drive
a quaint doggerel

Sunday, April 15, 2012


clock in kitchen slow
to live in the gap between
watch on my wrist fast

Thursday, April 12, 2012


one can only hope
that the rewards of genius
will outweigh the costs

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


shadow cast on ground
flatten gravel's sharp edge
wait for foot to find

Friday, April 6, 2012


a day for yard work
the smell of earth on my hands
know few greater joys

Thursday, April 5, 2012

05.04.12 ii

[photo credit: piper larsen]

one thousand and one
number of the last entry
and duly noted


sun up to warm me
here at the end of this road
blue sky before me

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


i want my old life back
Yes, the one i never had
the one i want now

Friday, March 23, 2012


things i've never seen
mist on the assiniboine
i did see today

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

20.03.12 ii

with time on my hands
haiku for an empty room
nah would never work


freezing rain exposed
how long for system to pass
longer than you have


this land that i love
'my knowing its name shocks you'
missouri couteau

Sunday, March 18, 2012


magpie with gopher
and for my car just pulled up
brazen disregard

Saturday, March 17, 2012


on the other side
ides of march at hand behind
forward now to what


walk of wanderlust
spring the promise of summer
tramping coast to coast


gaptoothed noisy street
are glory days still ahead
tumbledown houses

Friday, March 16, 2012


say lugubrious
fell ice below the water line
this sloe-eyed siren