Sunday, June 24, 2012



I once dreamed of playing with a rainbow,
joyfully sliding through the sky.
Someone had a more practical vision:
an earthbound rainbow drum,
unchanged by transient clouds.

Life’s path

Do the challenges on life’s path
ease from mastering the creative
playground? Just wondering what
I learned on time-worn, static

Photos taken at a new, creative  children's playground 
in my neighborhood. (Dolores Park, San Francisco)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Another vist

Recurring patterns in nature,
the leaf, the flower petal, the butterfly─
how can I think that I am somehow
separate? Duality simply fails
common sense and observation.

 Another visit from the cabbage butterfly

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Mid-day and it sometimes seems
too much to achieve that balance:
beauty, progress and serenity.

A lesson in the cabbage butterfly:
its tiny feet holding a beautiful
meadow sage, enormous wings
spreading into the light.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Bach thundering in the postlude,
leaving, just as he desired.

Celebration of a life so well lived.
In modesty, he chose Mighty Lak’ a Rose
to balance Prelude and Fugue in D.

And as the last notes faded,
the evening sun streaming
through ancient, west-facing
and farewell, friend.