Saturday, July 30, 2011

Stone 30-Amber Eyes

Amber eyes, amber curls,
tiny girl directs me
to rocking chair,
takes her own seat.
We rock in peace.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Stone 29 - Friends with Cameras

Friends with cameras
look for angles to
catch smiles, hugs,
connections, cherish
each friend present.
Most dominant, unspoken,
her empty chair.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stone 28- Summer Starlight

Windy summer night
stars swirl through wood,
enfold me, hold me,
rock away cares
of city day

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Stone 27 - Easter Egg

My daughter says I look like
an Easter egg in the lime and
white silk punjab I couldn't
resist buying at Savers.
Not my own ethnic heritage,
Not my tradition. I love it.
Happy Jewish Easter egg here.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stone 26, Por lump

Plain white plate
painted with cartoon
in black of long dog,
inscribed Por Lump,
impulsive gift from frind
to friend over lunch,
in museum under glass
because painter was Picasso.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Stone 25- Overheard

Lilt of laughter
Daddy, Mama, son,
as love assembles
monorail under
kitchen table.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Marlon Brando's Address Book

Little brown leather book
under museum glass now,
lost decades ago despite
penned plea, Anyone who
finds this, I'll die if
you don't return it.
I've already lost seven.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Stone 22 - Saffron Rice

Yellow, with onion and butter,
Yellow with saffron and sun,
Awakens spirit, nose, tongue.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Two hanks for two hands,
rose pink hand dyed
alpaca, merino, silk, donegal
requires US size ten needles.
Soft against cheek.
Warm for winter.
Product still a mystery.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stone 20 - Gingersnap

Perfect circle
sits on tongue,
crunches between teeth
warms mouth,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Stone 19 Invisible

Wing beat, snort,
rustle, chatter, trill.
Wood resounds with life
invisible from trail.

Monday, July 18, 2011

True Green - Stone 18

Single fan of
sabal palm
reflects jade,
emerald, forest,
shades between
words, essence
energy of green.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Ticket Out of Here - Stone 15

Train Case, black rectangle
packed with bathing suit, towel,
address book, hiking shoes,
soft shirts, skirts, sunscreen.
No office keys. Escape in sight.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Overkill-Stone 14

July moon full,
sneaks in before dark.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stone 13-Destruction Equipment

Roar of bulldozer, excavator
shakes building, rattles thoughts
destroys peace in name of change.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fifteen-Stone 12

Green eyed, barely fifteen
you order birthday dinner
with shy smile, blush at
attention of handsome waiter.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Stone 11 - Hug

You hold me like live oak
holds morning glory vine,
solid, strong, still, anchor.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Stone 10, Sunbeam

Forest floor shifts underfoot,
oat meal colored oak leaf mosaic.
Suddenly rectangle, like open door,
flashes white gold, sunbeam

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Untangling dove blue homespun
yarn, inch by snarled inch,
nubby softness over fingers
allows me complete control.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Blue Time of Night

Indigo swirl dominates sky,
erases apricot light.
Seven minutes later, black.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Live oak etched in granite
beneath outstretched arms
of live oak we planted
in fresh grief 25 years ago.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Virtual Wake

Day of your death
friends in kitchens,
offices, on couches
type memories, keep
connection, we love
you, we miss you,
remember when...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich

Creamy vanilla,too cold
for comfort, chocolate
cookie soft, sweet, rich.
Tastes like childhood.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Heat beams down from sun,
Steams up from asphalt.
Sweat streams down face, arms.
Cool hint of breeze stirs.
Parched grass rattles seeds.
Fall will come. And spring.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Knit Stitch

Simple knit stitch pulls yarn
over, under, around, through
cycle, circle as violet scarf
flows into being inch by inch.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Navigator's jump suit from Korean War
oak leaf clusters neat on shoulders,
good as new, hangs empty in church hall.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sleepy Boy

Cheek soft in my cupped hand,
Hair like feathers, blue eyes
half closed, you teach trust.