Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November 30: Holiday decorating

Some last golden leaves
scattered amid the greenery
of our Christmas wreath.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 29: Public Works Department

Pouring rain outside.
We stand around a big snowplow

Monday, November 28, 2016

November 28: Afternoon

Reading for hours
with the cat asleep on my arm.
We need each other.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

November 27: Barred Owl

In the dark between
holiday-lit houses
hungry owl hunting.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

November 26: I-295 North

holiday shopping--
twinkling red lights
finding beauty in traffic

Friday, November 25, 2016

November 25: Chickawaukie

Across the lake
drifting shapes of ducks
disappear into the mist.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

November 24: Thanksgiving evening

Star's lit on the mountain.
Here below, falling snow
hisses on bare leaves.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

November 23: Baking day

Holiday baking--
channeling my grandmother,
her sugar cookies.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

November 22: Stone heart

Beach-combing for hearts--
when picked up and pocketed
some become just stones.

Monday, November 21, 2016

November 21: Flyover

Chatting with a friend
on the sidewalk. Raven too
has something to say.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

November 20: Prep work

Rainy morning--
digging out my grandmother's
turkey cookie cutters.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

November 19: Breakwater

Watching the tide rise
as we walk the breakwater
full of words unsaid.

Friday, November 18, 2016

November 18: Unspoken narrative

Crow missing tail feathers.
A woman's story
she'll never tell a soul.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

November 17: Gardens Aglow!

After sunset's flare,
holding court above the lights--
supernal Venus.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November 16: Fallen tree

After the tree falls
chickadees return to perch,
a new perspective.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November 15: Flock

Crows scatter from a bare tree
like so many black leaves,
wistful thoughts.

Monday, November 14, 2016

November 14: Full heart

You're still not home.
Full moon over Mount Battie
a night sky null set.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

November 13: Supermoon at Hannaford

everyone in the parking lot
holding up their phone.
(from yesterday)

Saturday, November 12, 2016

November 12: Moonlight

Awakened by wind.
A path lain by moonlight
leads me to the bathroom.

Friday, November 11, 2016

November 11: Low tide

Low tide on the Passy.
I mistake wind-blown leaves
for lingering shorebirds.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

November 10: Stone wall

Old stone wall--
ghost of a lost farm
still wanders the woods.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November 9: Day after

Taking down
my political signs
by the light of the moon.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November 8: Election Day

Winter moths at the porch light.
Shining through the weeping willow
waxing half moon.

Monday, November 7, 2016

November 7: At the community garden

Day before election.
Watching robins eat berries
in full sunlight.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

November 6: Falling

Uneasy dreams.
Falling leaves' small thuds
against the bedroom window.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

November 5: Memorial

Memorial service.
Tamarack needles
have all turned gold.

Friday, November 4, 2016

November 4: Late harvest

Indoor farmer's market--
piles of squash and pumpkins,
bouquet of rose hips.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

November 3: "Chopped"

Darkness falls so early.
I binge for hours on Food
Network cooking shows.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November 2: Visitor

strange cat in the yard
seems transfixed by the maple
the power of gold

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November 1: Mood

late afternoon light
bronze of roadside oaks
crows the last birds flying