Thursday, January 31, 2013

Green Glow

verdant shadows
hillside whispers of good nights
 sky darkens

linked to carpe diem; Verdant
   and    green day

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Forsythia Blooms

season of change
spring's showy greeting 
I shed my parka

linked to carpe diemEarly Blossoms


mother croons softly
babies ready for flight
soon an empty nest

linked to carpe diem; BirdSong

Monday, January 28, 2013


northern winter winds 
 knife edge sharp this cold
slicing through my flesh

linked to carpe diem; Special

Sunday, January 27, 2013


childless am I
I bore no progeny  
 conscious decision

linked to carpe diem; Children

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wolf Moon

hungry wolf cry
 snowy ground
a cold moon

a cold moon
 indifferent beams
caring naught for aught

linked to carpe diem; Wolf Moon

My Subscription

I subscribe to the belief
that life is what you make it
if it's you creating chaos
don't say that you can't take it

chose instead to live
in a stress and care-free place
nothing is so important
as to disturb your sacred space 

hubby chillin' in Bermuda]
linked to sunday scribblings; Subscribe

Friday, January 25, 2013


behind the shades
what are you saying
his mother's eyes

[My nephew, Jesse, who lives very far away]
linked to carpe diem; Eyes


tiny puppy dog
unkempt sad face black deep eyes
coming home with me

linked to haiku heights; Rescue


wise asian woman
cocoons in garden
smooth threads to wear
 sliding across the bed
sheets ripple smoothly
cool sexy silken

linked to carpe diem; Silk

Thursday, January 24, 2013


she roams the moor
alone with hand outstretched
blind to the heather
landscape subtle tones 
rolling hills wandering
across to the sea 

linked to carpe diem; Heath


drum circle friends
rhythmic beats unite
bang that drum

linked to theme thurs: Rhythm

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I absolutely love my town's new wind turbines - so very elegant....

linked to sharethejoy 


she struts and sways
dance of a thousand colors
tribute to spring 

linked to carpe diem; Peacock

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Zen Moment

light plays on water
bridged from season to season
circle of life

linked to haiku sensational; traditional

Home Waters

linked to waterworldwednesday

My Hero

she motivated, cajoled, and pushed
created a whirlwind around us
and together we soared

my sister was my hero
she was a such a powerful force 
and the wind beneath my wings

In Memoriam of Grace 1945-2010
linked to 2shoes tuesday;  Hero

Sunday, January 20, 2013


 straight green shoots
strong segmented wood
rustling shade

linke to carpe diem; Bamboo


lost lonely angel
await gods' judgement 
sinner on trial

Happy 100th, Haibun!
linked to carpe diem; Angel

Saturday, January 19, 2013


pastel palette sky
reflection of night's coming
softly-shaded now 

linked to haiku heights; Dusk

Friday, January 18, 2013


heavens celebrate
reign of stars crystal clear night
cold winter sky watch 

linked to carpe diem imagination

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sad Circus

cage holds fast
unnatural place for man or beast
a sad freak show 

linked to carpe diem; Circus

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Winter Blast

 cold and wet today
boughs bent heavy with white
pristine virgin snow

[I took this pic this morning..]
linked to carpe diem; Winter Blast


emerging cocoons
lovely harbingers of spring
yearning toward sunshine 

linked to carpe diem Crocus

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


aware of your lies
I smile anyway
 it's time to go

it's time to go
I won't be back
 'true' love no more

linked to 2shoes tues; Aware

Monday, January 14, 2013

Ah, Youth

young life on fire
promise burned out too soon
scattered embers

linked to carpe diem; Ember

Saturday, January 12, 2013


death of a moment
parcel of wasted hours
spend don't kill time

linked to haiku heights; Death

Friday, January 11, 2013


cool clear green water
constant drip off limestone wall
 a cavern created

(I swam in this cave in Bermuda - Brrr!)

linked to carpe diem; Cave


small holes in brown grass
chipmunks ponder dinner
cheeks stuffed with seed

linked to carpe diem

Not my car....

In the drabbest of months, I was searching for some orange.  There were only browns and grays.  Then, out of the corner of my eye, this shiny, new vehicle - a perfect example of orange-ish-ness!

linked to orange u glad

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


mammoth mammal dives
open mouth of baleen plates
I have heard his song

linked to carpe diem; Whale

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Where to Go

Fleeting moments of joy, then sadness
where are the souls that have passed?
I avoid the cliff that plunges
into maelstroms of debilitating grief.

yes, I have a place where I can go
and I can stay where I am to get there;
it's called a place of happiness
with memories flooding the plains.

linked to carry on tuesday

December Bloom

My unusual houseplant....anyone know what it is?
Later that same day:  It's a Fairy Cactus!! What a great name!

linked to nf bio-ma

Monday, January 7, 2013


 tomorrow may hold
more questions and old concerns
I cannot answer

linked to carpe diem; Tomorrow

Saturday, January 5, 2013

On Pause

a waiting vessel
my being longs for life
filled with today

linked to carpe diem; Now, Today


I just loved the way the branches broke up this scene and framed bits and pieces...

linked to nf waters


between swoosh of cars
flakes quietly blow past trees
roadside tracks vanish

linked to carpe diem; Winter Trees


textural scripting
a cursive dance on paper
characters swirling

linked to haiku heights; Script

Friday, January 4, 2013

Yesterday's Gone

yesterday's lessons 
colored with hardship and joy
bereft of insult

linked to carpe diem; Yesterday


speeding across lake
seeking reptilian lairs
 ride to remember

An airboat ride of exhilaration, this is finally off my bucket list....But I would do it again and again....

linked to haiku my heart


 time is a test passed
an examined past can change
our actions today 

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome becomes bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." --- Cicero, 55 BC (Roman author, orator and politician)

linked to haiku friday

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pea Fowl

Pure white peacocks wander neighborhoods amidst their more brightly-colored Melbourne, Florida 

linked to nf winged

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hill of Dreams

upon a hill of dreams
goddess sheds her brilliant light
land of enlightened

linked to carpe diem; Hill