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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

At Home


(Sijo*)

The familiarity of home, garden, my two cats,
the little town where I live and the people who are my friends,
all these and autumn — ah, glorious autumn! — they nurture me.

*A three-line Korean form explained at dVerse Form For All: Out of Asia

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dead Tree


He gives the dead tree trunk
a light shove. It rocks 
in its socket of earth.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Confusion of Season


The usual mild Autumn.
Again the plants are fooled,
blooming as if in a second Spring —
yellow gorse everywhere along the roads, 
gardens profuse with new colour.

Submitted for dVerse Poetics — Spring

Visiting Maureen


vistas of trees
from all windows

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Contrasts


The small boy
on the lawns of Crystal Castle
runs happily past,
oblivious of the huge white quartz
at least four times his size.