Thursday, February 23, 2012



An imperceptible opening
Suddenly long visibility across the slate winter bay
One day barren ground,
at next notice
daffodil shoots hand high,
and the stalwart snowdrops that stayed open all winter
-- in the business of longitudinal thinking --
maintain their corner droop

Friday, February 3, 2012

Still Another poem about the seasons ....

Unfrozen winter
though the January darkness is deep,
seeping over the late afternoon
and into the night

Mineral stars
soggy earth releases animal smells
of old elephant hides and dung,
redolent pungency of cats
alert on the hunt

In this northern eve
scent of the earth
while I am just plodding through routine
enjoying the unbroken spell,
expanding into softer time,
this year still tinged with initiative

Spring rain in the railyard, Centralia, Washington