Monday, October 12, 2015

October 12: Solitude

How to be lonely
with crows making a racket,
the beauty of these trees?

Sunday, October 11, 2015

October 11: Thar she blows

On a pelagic birding trip today on the Granite State out of Rye, New Hampshire, we were fortunate enough to observe, in addition to the birdlife, at least six Humpback Whales and many White-sided Dolphins, some of them quite close to the boat.
Plume of whale's breath--
we too exhale, exclaim,
what a joy to be breathing.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

October 10: Coat of Arms

Three crows flying
on a field of clover green
quartered by blue sky.

Friday, October 9, 2015

October 9: Reading signs

When something important with an uncertain outcome happens, I think our natural tendency is to look for signs around us that might indicate how things will end up. But this can work either way if you look too closely:

After the interview
two road-killed porcupines
and a broken wiper.

After the interview
burnished, rain-bright, seaside field,
year's cheapest gas.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

October 8: Leaves are starting to turn

End of the season--
chestnuts on the tin barn roof,
sparrows at field's edge.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October 7: In the feeder

Pert fledgling sparrow
has no idea
what it's in for this winter.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

October 6: Inhale

Still green and leafy
the trees in my backyard
are holding their breath.