Saturday, December 12, 2009

svetlana alliluyeva poem

what many fail to see
is that my father
was a very good communist

Sunday, November 8, 2009

mandolin haiku - part 2

mandolin in hand
step outside in the moonlight
... music, life - ah life!

mandolin in lap
what became of old girl friends?
life is long music

Thursday, July 23, 2009

feral cat haiku

back door left open
freshly made bed with clean sheets
tell-tale cat hairs

Saturday, February 14, 2009

walking in the fog haiku

dark and menacing
tree trunks looming through the fog
reality check

Friday, February 13, 2009

"into the wild" haiku

arms and legs thrashing
fighting against the current
traveling downstream

- written after seeing "into the wild" - sean penn's film about the short life of christopher mccandless.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

walking in the fog II haiku

walking in a fog
trees amble out of the mist
silent still watching

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

the hunter haiku

a deer bows to drink
hooves and tongue ripple the lake
reflections waver

Sunday, February 1, 2009

parental mistakes - poem


gold in the folds
of the poet’s coat

clumsy, parental hands
threading and needling
hard-edged currency
between the woven layers

a wealth of defining moments
to be counted and recounted

- written after reading the collected poems of william corbett

Saturday, January 31, 2009

parental mistakes - haiku

parental mistakes
sewn inside the poet's coat
hoarded, rarely spent

Friday, January 30, 2009

la folia poems


dodecanese (lipsos)
sun-cast shadows
scented sheets
lavender and us
touch of skin
the day begins
sounds of being joyus


sons - no. 1
i am now
what you will be
you are what i have been

we will find
peace of mind
growing in
our garden


our rise and undoing
and a world in between
is paring us back
to what we have been

one by one
we rise and fall
in the empty sea


gov. sarah palin
collusion with a priest
in protection from the witch
belief they exist

if we all give the power to palin
will we all get the horror of salem?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

music haiku

between the fingers
from one hand to another
so the music goes