Thursday, April 24, 2014

April 24: Big wind

All day, movement and roar,
whitecaps on the river--
no calm within.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

April 23: Cats are nocturnal

In the pre-dawn dark
the cat sits on the pillow,
stares down at his face.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April 22: In the woods

Hiking together,
we're too noisy to hear the thrum
of a drumming grouse.

Monday, April 21, 2014

April 21: Ruby-crowned Kinglet

As I walk home from work,
sun still shining--
kinglet's ecstatic song.
To hear for yourself this burbling spring song, click here and play the examples.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

April 20: Waiting for woodcocks at Lily Pond

At dusk, hoping to catch the woodcock aerial mating display. We hear turkeys gobbling, geese and ducks, peepers, robins, blackbirds, and cardinals, and catch a glimpse of an eagle chasing an osprey, but no woodcocks on this chilly night.
All at once, frogs switch on,
and one by one
Mars, Jupiter, stars appear.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 19: Hawks returning

Here's what fills me with joy:
rich late afternoon light,
Ospreys overhead.

April 19: In the guest room

I wake before dawn.
Bright moon's a lantern hanging
in the pine's branches.