Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Driving to NH - June 5, 2005

Driving to New Hampshire,
My thoughts turn to hearth and home,
The strength of family ever-grown
stronger with each passing year.

{Its funny - New Hampshire, the State of my childhood, always feels like home, no matter how long I have been away.}

4:13 AM, Adirondack time

It's 4:13 AM, Adirondack time,
I listen to the first lone robin call.
I am as pleased with the dawn as him
though I haven't slept at all.

At 4:28 a junco joins in
with its twittery, jittery song.
My mind so filled with thoughts of you,
my heart jittered all night long.

At 4:38 it's a phoebe's turn,
By 4:40 the gang convenes -
sparrows, wrens, and last a crow -
I wonder what it all means.

If I could sing a song to you,
the sun rising into summertime haze,
You'd hear love as clear as that robin's first call -
A love first, true and to the last of our days.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Nothing Like It

There is nothing like a radish,
pulled fresh from the warm soil,
rinsed with clear, cold well water,
snapped free of its root & stem,
and eaten right there,
barefoot in the garden.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Afternoon walk with dog in our Adirondack woods

Dappled sun through bright new leaves
Wild scents only dog perceives
Shrubs in bloom & flies like bees
Fallow fields sway in the breeze
Grass & ferns brush 'gainst my knees
While pollen clouds disperse from trees.

Cool & crisp, the mountain air
Dries my sweat & ruffles hair
We walk this land without a care
My dog could lead me anywhere
He drinks from puddles here & there
A grouse takes flight - a startled scare.

I'd hate to leave this mountain home
It's my desire when I roam
I long to be here when away
& dream of days just like today.

Friday, June 10, 2005


Poison. Am I poison?
Think long of
My heart and soul
in your life.

Can you honestly say
That the good outweighs the bad ?
The love outweighs the heartbreak?
The time together outweighs the time silently apart?

I still think of you,
wish to be there for you.
I want nothing but the best for you.
Know that. Believe that.

I still sit,
lonely, late at night.
Let it go? Perhaps let it go.
Perhaps less of me IS all the best for you.

Poison. Am I poison?
Think long of
My heart and soul
in your life.

Total eclipse

Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I'm only falling apart
There's nothing I can do
A total eclipse of the heart

Bonnie Tyler, The Ramones

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Me, on life (again)

Sometimes I feel
like I am larger than life,
towering like a cumulo nimbus
spread across the horizon.

Other times I feel
my life is just threads
weaving in & out
of the lives around me.
Not woven,
just passing through.