Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February 9: Garden of Earthly Delights

A new interactive website allows you to take a virtual tour of Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch's famous painting "The Garden of Earthly Delights." A trip through his fantastical triptych is a "trip" indeed, especially when you can look at it this closely.

In Bosch's "Garden"
I'm distracted by the birds
but only briefly.


Monday, February 8, 2016

February 8: What the winter sky has to say

Yesterday I participated in a poetry reading at Brunswick's Curtis Public Library that was part of the town's Longfellow Days. We were each asked to read a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in addition to our own work. I chose my favorite (and seasonally appropriate) "Snow-Flakes," a line of which begins today's haiku as new snow falls past my window.

This is the poem of the air--
cold syllables fall,
slow litany.

February 7: A winter Sunday

A winter Sunday in Maine:
poetry reading
then the Super Bowl.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

February 6: US Toboggan Championships

Above the sledders,
partyers, skiers: blue sky,
one eagle soaring.

Friday, February 5, 2016

February 5: In the bleak midwinter

wet snow falling heavy
unexpected
grief of one loss, another
 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

February 4: Owl

silent owl waiting
somewhere in the stand of pines
dark soul of the woods

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February 3: Mourning

Nativity scene still up
in the yard of the man
who lost his son.