Saturday, August 16, 2014

Refilling the Well

Sometimes
you empty your well
and
need to refill it

so

you find a lake
and a kayak


and you set off


and all is quiet

and


the sky so blue
the clouds so white
above
and
below



and
you stop
and let the well
refill

ahhhhhh
you say
ahhhhhh

xx


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Not-so-brisk Walk

I'm going out to take a brisk walk
but
barely out the door
there is this:

(click to enlarge all photos)
(it helps)

Helloooo, cone flower
hellooooo, bee

Two more steps
and then:


I touch its wilted neighbor
and it dissolves
blood red
in my hand

Onward
going to walk
going to walk briskly
but
then


Hellooo, black-eyed Susan
and


giant hippo boulder
. . . 

Walk on, walk on
and then



Oh, mannnn!
Oh, mannnn!
Look at that!

That's it.
I wave the white flag.


I call a truce.
I'm not walking anywhere.
I'm just going to sit here
and 
drool.

xx



Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Beauty of a Weed


Click to enlarge. 
 Put your face right in there.
  
Stunning, right?

Queen Anne's Lace
(species Daucus carota)
 is considered a 'noxious weed.'  

huh.

xx


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Very Maine-y Day


(Click to enlarge all photos)

Today a visit
to a very Maine-y beach
on a midcoast bay.

Didn't get close-ups 
of enormous smooth boulders
but they're there
at the base of the pines.

You can clamber over them
and hang your legs
over the sides
and 
let the cold ocean water
splash
up around your ankles.

Cropped out of the photo
on the right, above,
is another favorite
beach endeavor:



Husband is hunkering down
doing a crossword
right there
on the beach
in the sun
and the clean air.

xx

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Names

The beautiful names in today's batch
of fan mail:

Aaliyah, Aidan, Alex, Armani, Asira, Asia
Caroline, Chris
Danielle, Dionel, Declan
Emmali, Ian
Julia, Jadon
Kemiya, Katrina
Lily
Maneya, Michaela
Nikhil
Ruthie, Robert
Sebastian
and
Sophie.

If you say them aloud
they form a 
poem
of
sorts

xx

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Radio Interview

Being interviewed is not easy for me, but Dana Sheridan at Princeton University, put me at ease:

http://www.princeton.edu/cotsen/gallery-programs/bibliofiles/#comp000053c0f5a500000018157e41

xx

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Contrast

I am still 
swooning
in the garden


in this riot
of color


and fragrance
and texture:


rock and lichen
and moss and petals
and leaves

each offsets 
the other

as in a story
the smooth softens the rough
the muted balances the bold
the fragile offsets the strong
humor tames the serious

mm?

xx