Saturday, March 8, 2014

Autumn Afternoon

A cheeky breeze
sneaks through the door.
Immediately, something in me lifts --

the joy that always comes
through decades of autumn breezes
in all the homes of my life.


Friday, February 21, 2014

The Day Steams Up

The day steams up
already, so early 
in the overcast morning.
The threat of rain
in this heat
brings stinging insects.
I like to meditate outdoors
but not always.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Stillness is Inhabited

The stillness
before a hot day
is inhabited by doves,
white-breasted,
cooing intermittently
with long, low notes
from my neighbour's thick trees.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Listening to the Birds


Late afternoon. The heat has eased. I sit in my back garden, listening to the birds try out all their different cries.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Good Rain

fills the darkness outside my door
with its sudden whoosh

and then a long whisper,
a muted roar.

I know it blesses the earth.
I feel safe in my home now —

now that the friendly rain
comes down, comes down, comes down.