Friday, January 30, 2009

45th - New Year's Day

country club sand traps

champagne frozen to the brim

left-over bubbly


open-wombed dark tree -

are you pouring forth snow drifts?

the white ground rises


black licorice trees

against vanilla sky

tossing down sprinkles

Thursday, January 29, 2009


crackling camp fire -

music of life, call of death -

cracking of felled tree


weeeee! running, skidding

down, pull, grunt, skid-into-pole,

crash! laughing in snow


pristine slice of ice

tossed aside to clear a path

forever shattered

thirty ninth

well-polished blankets

sculpted by a master hand

brighten their tombstones

Thursday, January 8, 2009

thirty eighth

when trees dream of spring -

new shoot, secret blossom dreams -

squirrel nests are born

thirty seventh

winter tummies rule

even the big-bellied cat

trips my legs for treats

Saturday, January 3, 2009

thirty sixth

miles of sleeping trees

dotted with life in high spots:

squirrel nests, plump full

thirty fifth

beaconing beach grass

tall fronds glow in frozen light

my companions home