Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October 17: Vultures

Vultures soaring southward—
how to watch them
and not think of death?

Monday, October 16, 2017

October 16: Fall

Imprints of the fallen
leaves on the sidewalk
Ghost season

Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 15: Wind in the willow

With each gust
willow boughs reaching
across the window—

Saturday, October 14, 2017

October 14: The Magic Flute

What’s not to love about a staging of Mozart’s opera “Die Zauberflote” (The Magic Flute) that features lots of colorful bird puppets flitting around Papageno the bird catcher, a giant flying goose to carry the three spirit guides, and dancing bears?

Humming aloud
music from The Magic Flute.
Field full of geese.

Friday, October 13, 2017

October 13: Signs

Woolly bear caterpillar
hustling across the road
Winter is coming

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 12: Cacophony

before the sun’s up
first crows, then a flock of geese
must you be so loud

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October 11: Sumac

Deep in conversation
he still notices 
the scarlet sumac leaves.