Monday, August 03, 2015

Portents


Bird song, silent.
Sunrise, but a mere, soft lessening of the darkness.
Wind, not a breath sighs in the still.
Mournful, the train's distant call escapes, winding itself into the landscape, and is lost.
The storm, stealthy in her advance, waits not.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Once


Love at first sight?
If naught but a glance that caresses the soul, pauses the heart and whispers, "come hither", I believe.

Blue


Glorious, she rises.
Creating ripples in black and white against the night.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Tangled


Alone.
And Sadness Settles.
Stark Dreams.
And Longing.
If Wishes were Horses.
And Beards in the Dark on a cold New England night.
Tears.
Tears fall soft.
And Brittle.
Cold in the Blue.
Time Passes.
The Days continue.
Their Shattered edges
Threaten.
Just get me home.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Blossom


There is no sweeter thing in life
Than to feel love grow ...

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Fire Moon


Through the smoke of distant fire
Drawn into the dusky sky
Growing stronger - rising higher
There it met my eye
Its glow was sure - a firey red
A pagan sight it's true
From the sleeping sun it fed
And yet it was quite blue


Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Aviary

Robins sparring.
Sparrows flitting.
Herons flapping slowly.
Ospreys crying.
Flickers twitching.
And eagle screams unholy.

Geese are settling.
Ravens circling.
Mergansers diving deeply.
Wood ducks squawking.
Hummers darting.
And owls that question creepily.

Hawks up soaring.
Blackbirds warbling.
Doves mindful of their mourning.
Pigeons swooping.
Killdeers flopping.
And crows screech out a warning.

Lawns of jade.
And indigo skies.
The lake is flashing sapphire.
Branches bow.
The meadows sigh.
I'm so grateful that I sat here!

Monday, April 01, 2013

Spring!


sunshine
skis
soft snow
and smiles

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Indulgence


One by One we pray.
The Goddess nods and smiles.
And the Snow Gods have their way.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Essence

My name is Midnight Raven.
My passion is Freedom.
I fly with the eagles and the ospreys.
I sail upon unfurled wings.
I feel the wind in my face
and laugh
and cry.
And in the presence of fear
I soar
higher and higher
farther and farther.
And exalt in the face of that fear.
I live
and I thrive
as I ride the mistral.
I am Midnight Raven.
And my essence is Freedom.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Falling

Soft snow
Sifts
Silently
Spilling earthward

Sunday, November 18, 2012

hearth


wind howls
walls thump
fire crackles
soup simmers
cats curl
dog snores
and behind it all,
rock rolls ...

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Fancy

He opened his mouth to sing ...
I tumbled in -
head over heels

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Curtain Call

five thirty
the sun has curtsied
excusing herself
to make way for the stars

Friday, October 19, 2012

Freezeframe

Golden leaves
Rainbows
And snow

Friday, August 31, 2012

Shades of Today


The sky is steeped in azure
The sun rises honey yellow
The leaves - shades of green that blend to gold
The meadows fade to sepia
And the moon waxes blue

Sunday, June 17, 2012

kittypics

Loaf the Gregarious

Dog the Adventurer

Bean the Contemplator

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Interment

One baby kitty
One raspberry bush

Monday, May 07, 2012

Third

Tiny and wee
And black as can be,
With a bit of white
That showed in the night.

Born number three,
It was wait and see.
Something not right,
Yet she summoned her might.

I couldn't foresee
What she'd mean to me,
That little sprite.
I stayed hopeful and bright.

It was not to be.
She had to be free
From fetters so light.
So she reached a new height.

Now back to three,
Brothers, sisters and me.
I will think of this night
And hold her memory tight.


Third of Four
May 3, 2012-May 6, 2012

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Passing

Indeed
what dark madness is this
that descends upon our fair hamlet?

wishing for anger
instead
only sadness
poignant and deep

Rest in Peace sweet Cory.