Sunday, January 21, 2018

January 21: Wildlife

Dead of winter.
In my morning coffee
a drowning fruit fly.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

January 20: Winter Zen

Buddha of the porch
remains serene
with a lap full of snow.

Friday, January 19, 2018

January 19: Out

Sun on fresh snow.
Titmouse’s dog-whistle
calling me outside.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

January 18: New Moon

Slender new moon.
Deer stretching their necks to feed
on cedar boughs. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January 17: Red on white

Cardinal in a snowstorm.
Finding hope 
in the smallest things.

January 16: Crows

It’s not by accident
that three crows gather
in a tree over my head. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 15: Evergreen

Rhododendron leaves
tight green fists clenched
against the cold

Sunday, January 14, 2018

January 14: Ebb

Late afternoon, ebb tide.
Silhouettes of feeding ducks
drift out of sight.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

January 13: MLK, Jr. Weekend

Holiday weekend.
Voices of river and rain
blending in the dark.

Friday, January 12, 2018

January 12: Meltwater

January thaw—
sounds of running water
even our thoughts fluid

Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 11: January thaw

January thaw
snow dripping off the eaves
something loosed in my heart

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

January 10: Here

out of the car
confronted with Orion
where I’m supposed to be

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

January 9: Outside

After days of single digit and subzero temperatures, it rose into the 30s today. I actually paused to appreciate being outside. 

Shoveling gritty snow
rush of traffic
goldfinches singing

Monday, January 8, 2018

January 8: Perched seal

Waiting for the moment
when the rising tide 
floats the seal off its rock.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

January 7: What lies beneath

Transfer station.
Could be anything
under those piles of snow.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

January 6: We ponder the meaning of cold

Zero degrees all day.
Chimney smoke a flat pennant
pointing south.

Friday, January 5, 2018

January 5: Finches at the feeder

Eleventh day of Christmas—
snowstorm gave to me
two finches feeding.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

January 4: Tracking

Across the harbor ice
tracks of a squirrel
visit a lobster boat. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January 3: Moonset

Sky flushed with sunrise.
Behind the retirement home
setting moon still bright. 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

January 2: Awake

After midnight
long shadows of trees
lying across moonlit snow

Monday, January 1, 2018

January 1: Wolf Moon

After midnight
fat old moon slips easily
into the new year.