Friday, February 27, 2015


                                            ... returning to my childhood  of crows // fence lines

                        ... Indians in the woods

                                        ... here ... he says ... wear this feather in your hair

Painting by Andrea Kowch, Crow's Song (detail)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


                                                     moonrise ...

                                                     the pink edge

                                                     of nightfall

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Field Mice

                       ... the owl blinks / silence deepens

Painting by Lindsey Kustusch

Sunday, February 22, 2015


                                                          honeybees // high mountain wildflowers                         

                                                          in jars of sunlight on roadside stands ...

                                                          sangre de cristo summers

Photograph from this wonderful food blog:

Friday, February 20, 2015

Wild Gourds

                                                      ... along the Rio Grande

                                 ... wild gourds

                                                                              ... ripe with riversong

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Winter Grass

                                      wind in the winter grass

                                      reminding me

                                      which path leads home

Painting by Dinah Worman

Monday, February 16, 2015

They Sing To Me

                                                       All night long they sing to me

                                                       The river the rocks the Milky Way

                                                       Songs from the Civil War

                                                       Sister help to trim the sail



Watercolor by Earl B. Lewis

Sunday, February 15, 2015

On the Way To the Ruins

                                ... on the way to the ruins

                                                                                             ... i push through tumbleweeds

                                              ... somewhere, my life

Photograph by Garrett Palm

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

No Umbrella

                                                            ... fifteen years ago today

                   ... she left me without an umbrella

                                                                                       ... she knew the healing properties of rain

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Hat Rack


                                    neatly stacked firewood in disarray

                                    just one more time

                                    I'd love to hear my father say

                                    use your head

                                    for something besides a hat rack

Photograph by Northscape Photography

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Summer Pasture

                                ... four years old ... I remember standing in summer pasture
         ... grandfather's sheep sailing over my head

                                                   ... wool spinning into golden sunlight / the dust on my feet                     


Painting by Winslow Homer