Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday, 8:17 am

Sam sits on my lap
Fingers push keyboard letters
We wait for school to start

Friday, May 6, 2011

May 6: 8:54 am. Bakersfield. #aros #micropoetry

Heat withers my writing muse here on this, my beloved porch. May 6, too early for such 8:54 am fever. Bakersfield.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sunrise: April 1, 2011 ~ Two Small River Stones

Eastern sky brightens ~
chaotic rooster choir sings ~
Kern County dawn breaks

Sliver of a moon ~
greets the sun as she rises ~
amber reflections

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Early Morning, March 23 (A Tanka)

I walk through the door ~
Get Sam's backpack from the car ~
Mulberry leaves sprout ~
Smile stretches my face open ~
I see what is important

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Coming Close to Her

(in honor of the 3*19*2011 Super Moon)

Just spotted her face ~

wind announces our meeting ~

misty, white cloud veils

Thursday, March 3, 2011

2 Sunrise Haiku: 3/3/2011

Winter's end crisp blue ~
grey renaissance sculpture clouds ~
gold rays peek through pine

Windchime waits in silence ~
green Camry makes up its mind ~
breathes into right turn

Friday, February 18, 2011

Haiku Daily Challenge #19 - Debris

I've been absent for a few days... and now, I am back. Relieved and grateful.


Pale splinters, sawdust
hopeful cedar entrails

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Daily Haiku Challenge: Love... In the Name of....

flames flicker in shapes
we elect to see meaning
does that hand say stop?

(because I refuse to be predictable)
This prompt is from the Daily Haiku Challenge.
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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Daily Haiku Challenge: Day 9 - 21 Years Old

I'll never know if
Her laugh would lilt, scrape or lift
Born into silence

My daughter, Marlena, would be 21 years old today.
She died at birth.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Daily Haiku Challenge - Day 8: The Day Before

This poem comes from the inspiration from a photo image offered by the Daily Haiku Challenge.  Why not join us in haiku today?

Before the shock came
My heartbeat mimicking yours ~
Those last lilting steps

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Monday, February 7, 2011

The Daily Haiku Challenge: Day 7 ~ Anger

Anger knows him well
Daily frustration sandwich
He can't put in words...

Emotions are challenging for children on the autistic spectrum. This season has been exceptionally trying for my son. Praying he moves through this quickly. 

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Daily Haiku Challenge: Day 4 =

Form leaves impression
Sculpting movement into sand

Solo journey ends

This Haiku was inspired by a prompt from the Daily Haiku Challenge.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Amused by February's Sunrises

Small stone month is complete YET I have to continue sharing stones because... it was what I did before Small Stone month and... it is what I will continue to do.

One of my favored methods of "small stoning" was to write the sunrise and the sunset. Here in Bakersfield in January we had a true "I can see you sunrise" once or twice at best. Otherwise, I was left to be ultra creative with my stones.

February began with a bold "Ta-Da! I am here in all my rosy glory!"

So here are my first two sunrise stones for February:

February 1:
Ribbons of pink and gold sprint in the early morning light while the neighboring mountains applaud.

February 2:
Rose blush flirts with the morning star ~ Prelude to blasts of orange and gold now appearing ~ sun shows his peacock wings

Happy February, Friends!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunrise: January 24, 2011 ~

Like icebergs, fogbergs float on the air sea.
We paddle in circles lamenting sightlessness or
move forward with trust until suddenly
without reason, we meet the sun...

Pilgrims and Poets Walk & Write Again

Pick up foot
Put it down
Scribble words
Move the pencil
Look beyond
Pick Up
Put Down

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Early Morning Writing: January 23, 2011

weighty clock tick
graphic brick fingers tapping the keyboard
dense hope "something meaningful
floats to the words on the page"
sludge slowly sweeps
through the room

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sunset: January 22, 2011

Sun closes in on the horizon, changes from amber to gray.
Chill blows waves in the river.
Five birds fly in a V
The path to sunset

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sunrise, January 21, 2011

Lavendar-Gray prelude: 39 degrees. Gold orb emits dust bullets, slicing through finicky mist., insisting to be seen.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Moon Set/ Sunrise January 19, 2011

Today's Moon Set: a gallant gentlemen, tucking the darkness in his jacket pocket as the ingenue sunrise whispered, "Wait!"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sunrise: January 18 #aros

a black and white polaroid photo getting brighter rather than a red-orange-rose colored trumpet...

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Once Seen, there was no choice

Once seen, there was no choice ~ Feet pushing gravel, camera in hand,  

One question alone:

how many photos would be taken while the tank got its fill?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Nature Journaling on Alta Vista Drive ~ #aros on 1/14/2011

Sketch Walk Sketch Walk Walk
This bud will flower in weeks
Watch: I'll draw its growth ~

= = =

I have started keeping a nature journal, well, loosely.

I seem to be most consistent in tracking the sunrise or sunset, though I have also attempted to sketch the nature in my neighborhood.

Most importantly, I enjoy the heck out of it and am devoted to learning the names of my neighborhood natural life...

= = =
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Conversing with Birds

The Adult Me Never That Is...
Until my renewal walk, today
Conversed with my neighbor birds
In their native whistle-tongue
How do I write their phrase
seee seeee sawwwww
seee seeee sawwwww
So you may hear it too?

I said,
"see seee sawwwwww"
and he bantered back
"see seee sawwwwww"
and eventually showed
himself to me....

Monday, January 10, 2011

In Reverse (#aros poem)

The words were put in reverse
and backed out the curving driveway
of my life. I felt my spine meet with
the feather mattress and decided
for today, it was just fine to
bid them an apathetic goodbye

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

#Aros January 5, 2011 - Palm Reflections

Preface: I realized I was writing my stones with much less joy because I was so worried about the Stone Rules. Crazy, especially coming from free flow Queen that I am. So today, my stone is not a haiku and isn't even micropoetry. It is short. It is a moment in time. It is just a larger than I have been writing stone.

And it feels just right....

Palm Reflections

My shoulders lunge and my
breath stabs in-startled,

I see the gnashing scar in the
trunk of the palm tree I cherish
The one that lives just outside
my living room bay window ~

"Ouch!" my heart shouts in
loving compassion
and then I realize

it is just the yellow reflection of the camp-turned-art
table, shining its reflection in
 the window I look through
All is well

Just as it would have been
if the tree trunk was dented
and my heart tore open
a little wider
all is well

Monday, January 3, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011