Sunday, July 23, 2017

Young wonders

Patient, and
Unflustered by expectation, the
Little hen
Laid her first
Egg, gaining
The child’s adoration.

With gratitude for leisurely strolls through the Rochester, MN Farmer’s Market.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Big Dipper, for example

A group of
Takes form in human minds,
Evoking a
Stellar navigation for

The Big Dipper is comprised of the seven brightest stars in the constellation Ursa Major. Thanks to Ptolemy, and to Rich M. for pointing me to

Friday, July 21, 2017


Spontaneous change might cause
Parental surprise when an
Offspring’s features, for example, eyes don’t
Reflect the dominant gene. No matter.
Therein love is still seen.

Thanks for the word, Wiley C.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Miles of storms

Downbursts of wind in bow
Race across the
Endless sky
Hazards, prompting floods;
On a straight course they fly.

With thanks to Dr. Gustavus Hinrchs, who coined the term (1888), and Cathy Wurzer, who shared it on MPR.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

His Achilles’ heel

Cognizant of her well-
Learned skills, she deftly
Engaged the right and
Verified to all the world the
Ruinous blight.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Daily its song
Of love and peace
Voices an
Environmental ease.

Monday, July 17, 2017


Can there be
An animal clearly
Nearer to the heart?
I was once afraid of them.
Now I see the
Empathy they amazingly impart.

Thinking of Tiger and Lucy, Emma and Lynn, all who trained me.