Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rose at Nightfall

“God wants to know the divine goodness in us.” Thomas Merton

Red rose flames
in shade of day’s end.
Night sifts gently
through dark trees;

but the rose!
the rose yet blooms;

defies the fall
of night’s certain pall.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Child in a Pout

Child in a pout
all alone
in anger he shouts
“I’ll run away
from home!

I’ll run away,  run away
far from my

(Enfold him deep
in the dark
of my eyes,
sing him to sleep
fill his dreams
with my cries)

“Oh, I'll go with you, hurry!
together,  today!
I’ll follow you
always to
wherever you stray

and you never will ever
again be alone,
for wherever I am,
there you’re ever at

Saturday, July 20, 2013


Clean and cold, bird-full
dawn’s veils drop to where starlings
rear their satin heads,

raise their diamond eyes,
praise the perfect sky and drink
clear tears of heaven.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sky is Slate

sky is slate
trees like surf
rolling waves
rush in

night’s rising
the earth unfurls
darkness filling
the waning

Monday, July 15, 2013

Day Fades

day fades and

the restless
west wind
I hear

leaves wave
the moon
draws near


folds of gold
power, pyramidal, rising
to frail head, eyes
gazing, unknowing
into the center:
and square.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Agnostic Wedding

They say
that my grandparents’ wedding
was the first agnostic wedding

I just
don’t know
if that’s true.