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Small stones #4-7

My son asks me to time him, then bolts down the sidewalk and out of sight between two strangers. He returns at top speed, twelve long seconds later.

4 Jan 2013

 

the binoculars reveal distant waves
crawling slowly across the horizon

5 Jan 2013

 

Sunlight breaks through the sky over Capitola, surrounding the surfers with a silvery glare.… Read the rest

Small stone #3

Jupiter shines, a pale yellow beacon, almost directly overhead. In the distance, the sound of freeway traffic, like surf.

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untitled

scattered gravel
along the bike path
and one old
champagne cork

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I made a short, clickable Tapestry story out of an old poem I wrote but had never published. I hope you like it.

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A small stone to start the year.

clear darkening sky
and the sounds
of the neighbor’s party
— a swallow darts
over the treeline

My first contribution to Fiona Robyn’s mindful writing challenge. Happy new year!

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Tanka: Deep night

deep night–
after the neighbor stops yelling
at her children
the mockingbird
begins to warble


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haiku published in Frogpond

one drop
trembling on the lip
of the lily

 

 

Published in the Fall 2010 issue of Frogpond

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inside the tight curl
of the yucca leaf
a wood spider




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untitled poem

3 floors

above
the alley
where
2 young
men
examine
1 paycheck
a window
box
of
geraniums
and
a gray
satellite
dish
and–
what made
me look–
wind
chimes
ringing
out


6/1/2010
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25 Canadian Tanka Poets in French and English : Atlas Poetica

I’m amazed and honored to see a poem I wrote included in this collection of Canadian tanka. There is even a translation into French (not by me) — a first for me.

one petal
from the princess tree
clings to the windshield—
I drive away
looking in the mirror

un pétale
de l’arbre impérial
s’accroche au pare-brise
je démarre
en regardant dans le rétroviseur

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