Saturday, August 19, 2017

Fires in Montana

Summer skies
Made hazy, the sun, an
Orange-red hue, tend to
Kindle worry for folks
Evacuated anew.

I dedicate this to all the men and women who fight these fires and rescue people and pets.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Westward journey

For miles and miles down
I-90, sunflowers grow
En masse in South Dakota, their
Lovely yellow faces bright against a
Darkening backdrop

Thursday, August 17, 2017


People say “fuh” for this
Hanoian noodle dish, with beef
Or chicken – whatever they wish.

With thanks to Rose A. for the word, and much gratitude to dear Chau, of Pho Chau in Rochester, MN for all that you bring to the community.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Facing the sun

Elegantly this
Lithe being
Intuits its world;
On the sun’s cue, it
Turns in
Response for an
Position, knowing
Its magical botanical

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Kindling love
Is alimentary; cooking is
The home’s
Central activity, where
Embrace in a
Nurturing place.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Response to Charlottesville

Vapid and
Ambiguous, his words
Garnered little respect, and
Unsurpisingly were rejected – more
Evidence of his neglect.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saeculorum, Amen

Endings differ melodically when
Used in the lesser doxology
Or, as in the “Liber
Usualis,” two
Evoke for all, Peace.

Thanks for the word, Annie G., Scrabble-and-Words-With-Friends competitor extraordinaire. Also thanks to Annie's friend Martie T.