Thursday, April 30, 2015

April 30: More about the cat and spring

Released from the house
the cat dashes, frantic
to roll on the lawn.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April 29: Why did the chicken cross the road?

Stopping for a hen in the road--
it's not just the old joke
that makes me smile.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April 28: Wind and rain

Roof tiles on the lawn--
arbitrary gusts of wind
make me restless also.

Monday, April 27, 2015

April 27: First greens

Bright green sprouting chives--
not surprised the restless cat
wants to graze on them.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

April 26: Beth's Farmstand

The farmstand's open--
spring's first baby radishes
for dinner tonight.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

April 25: Overheard

Overheard at the conference:
"So, my neighbor has
only one peacock..."

Friday, April 24, 2015

April 24: Cathance River

High water. On the banks:
tight buds of mayflowers,
single kinglet singing.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

April 23: Whistling

I thought he was whistling
as he walked up the walk
but it was a robin.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April 22: Watching the Sox

Baseball on tv--
the bright green diamond, the lights,
it could be summer.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April 21: Vivid

Rain-beaten crocus
uncovered by raking--
I'm in love with purple.

April 20: Driving / Rain

Driving rain, midnight,
the highway a black river
we struggle upstream.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

April 19: Peepers

Even at one a.m.
we drive out of our way
to hear spring's first frogs.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

April 17: Birthday

Caterpillar moves fast
across the sunlit driveway
because it can.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

April 16: Deer crossing

New signs: Watch for Deer--
there's a story there
or several, short stories.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April 15: Home again

Ducks congregate at dusk.
We watch them together
from your living room.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April 14: Wet dream

A dream's leaky roof
turned out to be the river
flooding my sleep

Monday, April 13, 2015

April 13: Spring fever

The cat won't shut up.
And the phoebe, newly returned.
We all want to sing.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 12: Solar powered

Outside with a good book.
Stray guinea hens cackle
on the neighbor's porch rail.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

April 11: Kestrel

Kestrel teeters on the wire
above my car--
should I stay or go?

Friday, April 10, 2015

April 10: Scavenging

I have to laugh
at the crow in the mist
waving a big leaf.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

April 9: Why am I still writing about snow?

Buddha's lap damp with snow.
Monochrome lawn--
no enlightenment here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April 8: Parameters

Our physical world, and our psyches, still so bounded by the snow that remains on the ground... and that's supposed to fall tonight.
Patch of exposed lawn--
robins explore every inch
within the snow banks.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 7: Opening Day

From yesterday, of course:
Robins crowd every field.
Red Sox on the radio--
Opening Day.

Monday, April 6, 2015

April 6: March Madness

Watching basketball
the cancer patient
aligns all his pill bottles.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

April 5: Easter morning

Cardinal's loud whistle.
Kids in down jackets
race around for Easter eggs.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 4: Hokusai

Visited the new Hokusai exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts * with my parents today. A Japanese artist who worked into the mid-1800s, Hokusai is probably best known for his wood block prints, including the famous "Great Wave off Kanagawa." We spent hours at the show and emerged blinking into the fresh air of early spring.
Even Prussian blue waterfalls
will fade in time--
this floating world.


Friday, April 3, 2015

April 3: Migration

Spring's floodgates open--
kettles of swirling vultures
soar over Route One.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

April 2: Springtime in Maine

Big April moon shining
Easter Bunny and reindeer
crowd the snowy lawn

Wednesday, April 1, 2015