Saturday, February 25, 2017

thoughts while hurrying by

we could be friends
you and i

if i stopped to say hi
instead of just rushing by

you would nuzzle my hand
and breathe on me

something rare and

"I regret less the road not taken than my all-fired hurry along the road i took."  ~Robert Brault

*A quick side note......i did stop and visit Mr. Steer this week and he did indeed nuzzle my hand and i think he breathed contentment.

Monday, February 20, 2017

among the many

two unseen wonders:

the source of the wind
on a blustery night

and webbing wrought
before morning's light

“Nobody can see or conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.”    Frances P. Church

"I don't understand it any more than you do, but one thing I've learned is that you don't have to understand things for them to be."   ~Madeleine L'Engle, A Winkle in Time

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


it flows behind 
my house

a five minute walk
and i take in this view

which seems new
each time i
go there

am i not


am i not beholden?

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." ~Thorton Wilder

*Appreciation begins with awareness.  :)

Monday, February 6, 2017

strength passed on

i see him through
the brambles

a shadowed world

but he is blind
and darkness 
is his brother

oh, that he could know

his presence here 
this morning

brings a royal
kind of courage

to fall afresh
on me

"Any glimpse into the life of an animal, quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way."  John Muir