#263-292 : September 19, 2005 - October 18, 2005


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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

[Amanita muscaria]

Up out of darkness
a magic mushroom appears
filled with inner light

Monday, October 17, 2005

[Dragonfly Duet]

As the summer fades
dragonflies dance together
locked in loving flight

Dragonfly Duet
[360 degree view]

Sunday, October 16, 2005


The sleek black panther
stopped by the side of the road
stared at us -- was gone

Saturday, October 15, 2005


Ferns running riot
explosions of yellow leaves
blaze in the woodlands

Friday, October 14, 2005

[Getting in Wood]

Upstream the beaver
stuffs his shed with popple sticks
while we stack firewood

Thursday, October 13, 2005

[Woodpile Icarus]

Like Brueghel's plowman
surrounded by tragedies
we keep on plowing

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

[Crazed Colors]

Roadsides are in bronze
with flares of red and orange
going round the bend

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

[Down by Dock]

Abandoned dingy
grass sprouting up through the seams
summer is over

Monday, October 10, 2005

[Falling Colors]

Wet litter of leaves
scattered beneath yellow trees
clinging to our boots

Sunday, October 9, 2005

[More Water]

Hard rain pouring down
kingfisher's liquid piping
over the drowned skiffs

Saturday, October 8, 2005

[Fire and Water]

Fog along the coast
hot sun burning downriver
bay light brightening

Friday, October 7, 2005

[Rogue Plant]

The world of flowers
so O'Keefe and ladylike
must be shocked by mullein

Thursday, October 6, 2005


Startled by gunfire
a great blue heron lifts off
and glides down the wind

October 5, 2005

[Cicero's Paradox]

Two crows bickering
over a shiny bauble
make the same croaking

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

[Scouting for Ducks]

A gunning float skims
across the morning stillness
in heightened alert

Monday, October 3, 2005

[October Morning]

Gunfire at dawn
a panicked beating of wings
teal in a dog's mouth

Sunday, October 2, 2005

[Swamp Color]

In the low places
where the midnight cold collects
the trees are turning

Saturday, October 1, 2005

[Planting Cloves]

Thick scent of garlic
and the smell of broken ground
mingled together

Friday, September 30, 2005


Sparks in the darkness
patterning the flow of time
ever so slowly

Thursday, September 29, 2005

[Naked Art]

Sometimes the forest
is hidden among the trees
and we stand too close

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

[Mesclun Factory]

Perfect rows of green
patterning the fat flood plain
a salad machine

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


One piercing horn note
cutting through the daily din
lifting us higher

Monday, September 26, 2005


A morning stillness
reflects shifting shades of gray
my mind is empty

Sunday, September 25, 2005

[Local Romance]

Angie fed us lunch
Justin rocked and rolled us
we cheer at their wedding

Saturday, September 24, 2005

[Bath Exit]

The sign has come down
another episode ends
it's time to move on

Friday, September 23, 2005


Groping in the dark
searching for the shape of things
and a spark of light

Thursday, September 22, 2005

[Weird Eddy]

Turbulent currents
colliding where rivers meet
set us in a spin

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

[Daily rituals]

Laundry on the line
the squealing of a pully
sunshine offerings

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

[September Serenade]

The lawn is alive
with scads of chirping crickets
jumping which a way

Monday, September 19, 2005

[Song Birds]

Across the divide
between our separate selves
the music can move