Thursday, June 30, 2005


Photo by clarita, c/o

picture post cards
to far-off friends
stamped memories


arid Texas day
rippling water garden
transforms into thin air

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

on a walk

Photo by Jay Williams, c/o

in the air --
one quaking leaf


small garden of
in a clay pot

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


Photo by clarita, c/o

earth, soil,
sun --


pine bushes
along the side of the street;
pitch on my palms

Monday, June 20, 2005


days lengthen
before the summer solstice --
then the half-gone year winds down

Photo by Kees Huyser, c/o


hours that once stretched on
now hurtle by,
too fast to notice

Sunday, June 19, 2005


Photo by Kevin Ambrose, c/o

on that morning
birds cried as the
heavens opened


returning home
after the funeral –
sun rays grace the city

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

in memoriam

Photo by Jane M Sawyer, c/o

inevitable passage
from this world to the next --
seasons' cycles

- in honor of Domenic Galli, my best friend's
father, who passed away this week.

I will be away until next week.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005


every day
every day the same

Photo by Gracey, c/o


I listen for
the familiar whistle
that just won't come

Monday, June 13, 2005


Photo by Jane M Sawyer, c/o

each day the roses
wilt a little more --
sweet fragrance of decay


a dead tree stands
surrounded by fresh blooms

Friday, June 10, 2005


Photo by Juha Kalliola, c/o

backlit green
of sun-stroked leaves --
rocks in a Japanese garden


gently curving arc
of a granite facade
gray clouds in the windows

Thursday, June 09, 2005


about to pen haiku
a fly
inspires me

Photo by Jason Nelson, c/o


wails and cries
from an exultant choir;
smiles reverberate

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


Photo by Mike Rash, c/o

wide-open desert:
East and West collide between
the mountain ranges


long orange ridges,
valleys and shadows join and part --
hands at twilight

Tuesday, June 07, 2005


kimono, red and gold --
crane's wings flutter in the breeze


jet black kanji characters
spell out a world apart --
ten thousand waves

Monday, June 06, 2005


pale lamplight glows through
panels of a shoji screen --
afternoon sun fades


bamboo fountain
water trickling into a stone bowl --
three white pebbles

Friday, June 03, 2005


Photo by Elaine Marshall, c/o

at the lily pond,
mottled koi come up for air --
thin orchid shadow


roiling spa waters
overflow the cedar tub --
abrupt thunder sounds

Thursday, June 02, 2005


mystical experience
at the wind-whipped ruins --
spirit-filled stones

Photo by Nick Ray, c/o


Acoma people:
when the time comes, "re-planted"
in the Mother's womb

Wednesday, June 01, 2005


Good Bear and his Hidatsa family, photo by Edward S. Curtis, c/o Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-96196

proud native peoples
their many tongues pronounced
by an earthen Mother


silver Hopi bracelet:
symbols of a river
flowing through dry land