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

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tall Dandelions

Tall dandelions wave 
from the verge of a hill

their dancing yellow heads
dotting the thick green.

Profuse, unweeded, they release
into the open window of the car

the smell of dandelions en masse
suddenly returned from childhood.

Friday, October 14, 2011

X-Ray Vision

Photos of sunsets
and reflected trees

vie with city views
on the blaring TV

for the attention 
of radiology patients

who wait for their scans
with downcast eyes

failing to observe
these images.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Rain walk

Today the late afternoon walkers —
risk takers — stride purposefully home.
‘I hope we beat the rain,” I call
to a young woman making good time
on the other side of the road.
‘I don’t mind rain,’ she calls back,
‘But if there’s hail ….’ Yesterday,
when I was out in my car, there was hail.
Small spots, but I wouldn’t like them
stinging my unprotected body. However
we grin at each other as we move on,
aware that already the first light drops of rain 
are hitting us both with their cold barbs.