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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

The XXX Olympiad

Imagine being an Olympic athlete,
fast, buff, muscled and sleek.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Yellow Swallowtail

Yellow swallowtail plays a toccata
gracefully feeding on pink monarda.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Bluebirds on the wire,
once endangered, nearly extinct,
feed on fat angleworms.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Goldfinches alight
on flower heads to eat seeds
and pluck green petals.

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Monday, July 23, 2012


Cages are for beasts,
not for chickens that ruffle
feathers and peck the ground.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012


Wind ripples water,
water moves rock, rock slides down
crushing the town.  Silence.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Turkey Vultures

 8 turkey vultures
circle the golf course, rising
high in the blue sky.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Blue, green, red

When the sky turns blue
and the grass green, fine red
roses bloom in my heart.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Grand parenting

There is nothing
more loveable that a grandchild
returning to its parents.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wheels of Justice

The wheels of justice
turn faster and hit fewer
bumps in the road
when the road
is made from gold.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012


An acorn is small
but then grows tall,
reaching for sky,
bidding earth good bye.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tortoises and Hare

Man, woman, and boy
walk the wood after rain -
tortoises and hare.
Silence, sunlight, glisten.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

End of Day

End of day comes
too soon in summer,  Too soon
in winter.  Too soon.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


His words were sweet
but not as sweet as June
when the berries ripen.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


If a shoe hurts, remove it.
If a tooth hurts, pull it.
If love hurts, well, love hurts.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day

Soldiers fight
in far-off wars
so we the people 
can sleep tonight
and dream tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pauper’s Pocket

A pauper’s pocket
has a hole where coins
first come then quickly go.

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Monday, July 2, 2012

White Peony Tea

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White peony tea
once served to royalty
now is sipped by thou and me.

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Sunday, July 1, 2012


Ratatouille cooking
Hot ratatouille
over brown rice
needs very little spice.

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Ratatouille Ingredients

Ratatatuouille ingredients2
for ratatouille -
or for a rainbow?

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made violins for mortals
who play music for the gods.

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