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