Tuesday, August 23, 2016

August 23: Solace of crickets

awake early
even with earplugs in
soothing chorus of crickets

Monday, August 22, 2016

August 22: Prey

Shrew in the cat's mouth
has such a cute little tail.
We let it escape.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

August 21: Overheard

We can only hear it--
osprey keening in the fog
far from its nest.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

August 20: Berry-picking

ripe blackberries falling
into my stained fingers
words from your lips
 

Friday, August 19, 2016

August 19: Late season

No more birdsong
up on the mountain,
just one whining vireo.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

August 18: Dawn patrol

For how much longer--
the calls of wild geese
flying upriver at dawn?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August 17: Sturgeon Moon

Rising at the end of our street
veiled by clouds
fat full moon--what a tease!