6th December 2016

eightieth birthday
next on the bucket list...
wing walking






5th December 2016


long shadows
the creak of his rocking chair
slows to a stop





4th December 2016

claiming the night
the communication
of wolves







3rd December 2016

Saturday confession...
the hooker recites
ten Hail Marys





2nd December 2016

even now...
the enduring beauty
of Black Marigolds





 The most beautiful love poem I have ever read.

1st December 2016

first frost...
the hovering wings
of a hungry kestrel




30th November 2016

bone cold night
I long to hit 
the escape key





29th November 2016

ebb tide the last pelican unwinding the day




28th November 2016

unconquered...
the crowning glory
of morning




27th November 2016

summit...
for us the trek 
ends at the moon



26th November 2016

school over
a young girl dawdles home
pockets full of daisies



25th November 2016

per-dawn...
a lone fisherman
while the heron sleeps



24th November 2016

mountain pass
the monks' alms bowls
filled with rain



23rd November 2016

summer evening
thoughts of you...
smoke in my eyes




22nd November 2016

Indian summer...
where once we walked
blackbirds still sing




21st November 2016

beachcombing...
a labrador's nose buried
deep in seaweed



20th November 2016

cacophony...
amid the fury
sea bounty



19th November 2016

deep blue sea...

the lightning strike
of  a man o' war




18th November 2016

noon heat...
the quietude
of daydreams




17th November 2016

monochrome morning
just for an instant the flash
of a puffin's beak





16th November 2016

day's end...
after the pilgrims a hermit
ventures forth





15th November 2016

slack water...
not even a wave
to play with



 14th Novwmbwe 2016

cold new morning...
across her frail shoulders
the old lace shawl






12th November 2016

moonshine...
on the edge of the forest
a ghost owl glides




11th November 2016


summer picnic
my daughter's shadow
wearing daisies




10th November 2016

dappled light...
now and the a sense
of deja vu




9th November 2016

mist rising...
a kingfisher waits
out on a limb



8th November 2016

barely visible...
a woodpecker on the green
side of the tree



7th November 2016

cooling air...
the slither of a speeding
sidewinder



6th November 2016

bonfire night...
two dogs under
my duvet