Friday, July 31, 2009

Rain Reflection

Summer morning rain,
Breeze brings some on porch with tea,
-evergreens through mist.

Copyright 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Afternoon Meditation

Summer rain on roof,
Watching clouds and time go by
-swinging porch hammock.

Copyright 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Summer means porch time,
And mosquito Thanksgiving
-the feast is on me!

Copyright 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sweet Deams

Slipping off to sleep,
Vivaldi's summer playing
-dreaming of Benton.

Copyright 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Moving Day Blues #2

I didn't have much stuff,
Until the day of the move
-then I found mountains.

Copyright 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Boiling Mad

Principal's Office
by Edward S. Gault

We knew we were finished.
Mr. Dingleberry was really going
to lean into us
(he was generally given to
old fashioned fundamentalist style
rants and tirades;
mercy and charitable ecumenism
not being his forte).
Someone had narc-ed.
So we had come clean
about what we had done
with Shiela's purse-
but ol' Dingle was more ticked
about the can of ripe eggs
in the boiler room!


One Single Impression: Fragrance

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Moving Day Blues

Packing for the move,
A neverending labor
-curse of sisyphus.


Friday, July 24, 2009


Old high school yearbooks,
Sitting on shelf for decades
-voices of the dead;
time to recycle these now,
my old self died long ago.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

On A Roll

Writing in carol,
Surrounded by vast bookshelves
-ambiance not seen.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Overworked Underpaid Dept.

Boss ordered project,
We worked tails off through night,
-boss said: do over;
Now due at two fiftynine,
Air conditioner broke down.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pirate Daycare

Children lining up,
Their small bowels overflowing
-booty of porage;
Long John Silver in kitchen,
Captain Hook dishing out shares.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Soaring With Muse

In coastal garden,
A gathering of poets
-airplanes taking off.

Copyright 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Other Me

Sitting in the street,
With a sign for food and cup
-ourselves yet unseen.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Thousand Steps

Walking to center,
Asking mind many questions
-answers forthcoming.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Time Travel

Leading Hichborn tours,
Telling the stories rooms tell
-giving voice to past.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lost In Lines

Examining maps,
Lines that show everything
-yet tell me nothing.


Monday, July 13, 2009


Friends get together,
Eat soup, break bread, and talk
-closer fellowship.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thinkers And No Brainers

Alone in classroom,
Working problems afterschool
-achieved honor roll.

Senator has fling,
Throws away wife and children
-argentine soulmate.

Man sitting on rock,
gazes both out and inward,
-rodin's masterpiece.

Thinker works problem,
Then falls asleep at her desk
-behold light comes.

Poet thinking hard,
Struggles for magnum opus
-totally futile.


One Single Impression: Thinking

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Meeting Of Poets

In City Hall,
Rhythmic reverberations
-dancing off the wall.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Class Trip

Man's voice filled the room,
He ran through facts and details
-now can't remember.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Crowning Papa

She took paper crown,
Placing gently on my head
-the teasure she found.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

To Keep And Forget

Moving day packing,
Sifting through each memory
-storing in boxes.


Monday, July 6, 2009

Record Lost

Brought in record sales,
Was floating in vast blue sky
-boss said: clean up desk.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Strangers Among Us

After the funeral,
I walked through the street alone,
-many strange faces.

When they were dating,
He was a prince, she said yes
-became a monster.

Joey meet Dennis,
Both were the new boys in town
-a lifelong friendship.


One Single Impression: Strangers

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Young At Rock

Watching daughter dance,
Joy of moving to Blue Moo
-treasured happiness.


(Blue Moo is a children's album by Sarah Boynton

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Murphy's Haiku #60

Ranger began tour,
Sun disappeared behind clouds
-torrential downpour.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dreaming The Poem

Poet sleeps on couch,
Has many wonderful dreams
-waiting on the muse.