Thursday, June 30, 2005

off

Photo by clarita, c/o morguefile.com

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 morguefile.com

stillness
in the air --
one quaking leaf

...

small garden of
wildflowers
in a clay pot

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

grow

Photo by clarita, c/o morguefile.com

earth, soil,
sun --
green

...

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

Monday, June 20, 2005

solstice

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


Photo by Kees Huyser, c/o morguefile.com

...

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

Sunday, June 19, 2005

ceremony

Photo by Kevin Ambrose, c/o www.weatherbook.com

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 morguefile.com

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

think

every day
different
every day the same


Photo by Gracey, c/o morguefile.com

...

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

Monday, June 13, 2005

phases

Photo by Jane M Sawyer, c/o morguefile.com

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

...

a dead tree stands
gray
surrounded by fresh blooms

Friday, June 10, 2005

elements

Photo by Juha Kalliola, c/o www.morguefile.com

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

inspired

about to pen haiku
a fly
inspires me

Photo by Jason Nelson, c/o morguefile.com

...

wails and cries
from an exultant choir;
smiles reverberate


Wednesday, June 08, 2005

meeting/parting

Photo by Mike Rash, c/o www.morguefile.com

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

east

ornamental
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

pebbles

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

spa

Photo by Elaine Marshall, c/o www.morguefile.com

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

mystique

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


Photo by Nick Ray, c/o morguefile.com

...

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

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

speak

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