Sunday, July 27, 2014

Winter Dream #8

                        winter dream #8:

                                                     ... blackberry brambles

                           ... a lock of hair on barbed wire

                                                                ... in the snow along the fence line my footprints disappear







Painting, "Through the Snow," by Dan Schultz

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Brown Buick


                                   ... at the lake / summer of fifty nine

                                                                                        ... mother snapping beans with Aunt Lorna
               
            ... lying in the sand next to her brown Buick / the perfect arrowhead

                                                ........ my sister saw it first                                             





Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At Prout's Neck


                                          ... standing on rocks at Prout's Neck

          ... we watch the long horizon 

                                                                                   .............. the shape our lives are meant to take





Watercolor by Winslow Homer

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wild Geese


                           ... wild geese circle the field gathering stragglers

                                                                                     ... the old man stands at the mailbox

                                            ... wonders where everyone went







Monday, July 21, 2014

Running

                                        
                        ... running from my bare cupboard life I drive through the wide Nebraska night 

        pull off the highway to cry ...

                                                     on the radio ... Mr. Bojangles in worn out shoes






Photograph by Paul Vlachos

Friday, July 18, 2014

Surrender


                       ... surrender ~ the soft unfolding of wings







Photograph: Kathleen Wilke

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cupboard Door

                                                  
                                                             ... midnight on the  kitchen floor

                       ... back against the cupboard door

                                                                                        ... the price I pay for every new beginning




Monday, July 14, 2014

Strutting Crow

                      … down the rain soaked road // strutting crow







Watercolor by Rea N. Radifer

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Winter Dream #6

                      winter dream #6:

                                                         ... sitting in an easy chair / reading a poem to me

                                 ... William Stafford aglow in lamplight

                                                                                ... don't worry he says 'the land will hold you up'





My reading of this poem on public radio:
https://beta.prx.org/stories/141540

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sweet William

            
                       ... stretching ... swaying ... on long green legs sweet william by the river






The photograph is mine.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Through the Trees


             ... through the trees ... laughter on the river /// ... smiling I pull the last of the rhubarb 







Photograph by Leslie Mitchell

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Dog Wakes Me


                                                         the dog wakes me at one thirty

                                                         ostensibly to take a pee


                                                         knowing him he just wants to show me the moon


                                                         .................. and all those stars






Sunday, July 6, 2014

Nagasaki Bay


                                         ... evening at the Santa Fe Opera

     ... Madame Butterfly on the open stage
     
                                                         ... in the distance ... the lights of Los Alamos on Nagasaki Bay
  





Saturday, July 5, 2014

Winter Dream #3

 
                                   winter dream #3: 

                                                                      ... across the channel

                          .. lights from the coast guard station

                                                                                 ... under palm trees Faron Young flirts with me
 





The photograph is mine.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Blue Willow Night

                                               ... blue willow night / fallen petals






Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Tender Years



                                                  ... in a corner booth ... two girls / laughing 

                            ... reflections in glass

                                                               ... on the jukebox George Jones ... the tender years




Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Deep Blue


                         ... he sees music as color

                                                                    ... each note / each chord ... a different hue
      
         ...  A minor ... floating in deep blue






 Photograph by Stefano Viola