Friday, March 29, 2019

Robins Robins Everywhere

I so wish I had a photo
so you could see what
I saw
in the meadow:
dozens of robins
landed there
in the brown
stubble of
Every which way
they crisscrossed
the field
coming close to
the house.
I would not
say they
were bobbing.
But rather, they perched,
their rust-colored
tbrust boldly
Never in my entire
life have I seen
so many robins
promising so
And maybe never
will I see it
which is why
I so wanted
a photo
which is
I lay
these words
to save
the moment.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Poetry on an Icy Bridge

The award-winning literary blog, Two Drops of Ink, has published my poem, "Poetry on an Icy Bridge."

Thursday, March 14, 2019


The first thing I saw this morning
as I parted the curtains was a
herd of eight deer,
spread across

the brown winter meadow. The dog
miraculously didn’t bark so I
watched as they grazed.
A few minutes later, a pair of
cardinals landed at the feeder.
It’s been many days since we’ve seen
birds so this appearance felt like
another small miracle.
And one other: as I sat in meditation
just now,
the clouds shifted
and suddenly
I could see
the soft baby

blue color
of the sky.
The forecast didn’t predict
sun. I wonder
why not.
I’ve begun to try
to live in a constant
state of wonder
documenting the little
miracles, one by one.

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Surrender to Blue

At first there is a curved rim of grey,
And no matter how much light I see inside the ring,
there is  
that edge that stays
and I wonder
to myself
how I will ever get rid of this stubborn shadow?
I continue breathing and breathing, just focusing on love on love, 
on blue on blue,
and in some moment it occurs to me 
that I can let the dark ring sit there, and just BE, I can stare at it, and
stare at it and stare and smile, and
it’s right there, I swear I can still see it
even as I focus on love on love on love on love 
on golden light
I watch and feel that light that heat crawl wider and wider around my heart see it holding more and more
LOVE. Let it flow boldly now,
if you let it, love swells and swells and swells inside and all around. 
My chest glows in every direction my body grows lighter and lighter
and warmer and warmer until I feel it in my shoulders and hips
Lips knees elbows eyes teeth toes and belly.
One more morning, the ring disappears. I make the transformation to blue
by surrendering.