Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Brother's Birdfeeder

A new cedar birdfeeder
made with love
filled with songbird feed
to attract the higher echelon of birds
Breakfast on the porch
hoping to glimpse
their glory
Only to be met with
their shyness
peeking from the opposite side

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Brother's Love

Seventeen years
Separate our births
A twenty year lapse
And 900 traveled miles
Across the desert
Reunited us
Brother in my Father's role
Stepped back into
My brother's role
Showered with gifts
Of his hands
Working with wood
Resurrecting my little
Rocking chair
And family stories
Entertaining and filling me
With treasured tales
Holding my brother's love
Close to heart

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Listening to the Dawn

Awake before
the house begins to stir
I let the dogs out
to chase the rabbits
and claim their yard
I listen as the
quail call to
neighboring coveys
shouting their joy
for the new day
a myriad of birdsong
sings a greeting
I listen
as the dawn
warms the mountains
and my soul

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cat Under Cover

Cat under cover
Clawing at wiggling toes
Tail puffed up
Ready to play
Eyes wide
Mouth open
Pouncing on their prey

Skinny Dip

A soft wind
licks the drips
and the moon
kisses our dewy skin
liberating us
from our warm-bath
skinny dip
under the twinkling stars

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Water Chaiku (4 lines, 4 syllables each)

In Waddington
Water abounds
Fills up the soul
My refreshment

Morning Choir

Sunbeams stream
Through our dreams
Tossing us back and forth
In our bed
While a chorus of cats
Sing outside our door
Red, White, and Blue
Paws reaching under
Begging for breakfast