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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Pleasures of the Bathroom


Round like the full moon, shining white,
my newly installed fluorescent light.




Back Yard, July


Winter sunshine brings 
orange trumpet vines
curling and waterfalling
over my fence,
their tubular blooms
upthrusting, pointing towards
deep blue sky,
cold bright light.




Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Dragonfly in the Window


My friend Mickie (more properly Michelle)
gave me this blue glass dragonfly years ago
when I lived in another house
with my dear husband Andrew.

When we moved here, I hung it up high
in the soft light of the bathroom window
where its glowing beauty evokes 
memories of love and friendship –

A woman who lives in another State now.
We see each other sometimes, but seldom.
And the dead man who said that dragonflies 
would be the sign that he lives, in a different state.
















A 'small stones' group on facebook is currently writing to the prompt, 'describe an item in your bathroom'.

Rescue Cat


Two years before she miaowed.
Still seldom and effortful, half-strangled.
She prefers to speak with her eyes
and body language. A focused stare, a nudge.

Only one year until purring began.
Sometimes, now, that lasts several minutes.