“I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

Friday, January 3, 2020

Fires everywhere ..

Fires everywhere
horizons blanked out by smoke.
Never thought I
hater of cold as I am
would suddenly long for snow.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Stopping to photograph ...

Below the big jacaranda in the schoolyard, loud boys play cricket.


Stopping to photograph the jacaranda, I forget you are dead.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Spring haiku

the bougainvillea –
purple splash

reach from the vine

drab trees
brighten overnight –
new blooms

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Nearly Ready

‘I’m nearly ready,’ she says,
‘to wear my Ugg boots outdoors.’
(I think she refers to the extreme cold,
but) her words have me discover:
I’m either eccentric or daring!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

I open ...

I open my door to a cool clear morning – the mountain carved, sharp-edged.

Blooming ...

Blooming in sub-tropic winter: geraniums with deep red petals.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Late afternoon light ...

Late afternoon light.
Schoolchildren, bags on their backs,
begin traipsing home.