Thursday, December 31, 2015


Lingering until the end,
An old December day has
Seen the final flickers of
Two thousand fifteen.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Blow glass, throw clay
Or carve a
Wooden one; they all are
Lovely, honorable, handy, and 
Such fun.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Suspended animation?

Cheers to those years we
Had together as siblings
In our
Large family. We played and
Dreamed, but
Had no voice, no way to wonder
Out loud without
Offense; those distant
Days fed imaginations, held us in suspense.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Needle and thread

Stitches going
Every which way; what
Will be our project today?

Sunday, December 27, 2015


Dreams or snow, they sometimes
Ride before the
Force of a more
Truculent nature.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Midnight lunch

On silent
Wings they
Launch into the night,
Soundlessly grabbing a little bite.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Handed down...

The annual
Replication of
A recipe, story, or  
Is sometimes a
Indication of familial
Obligation, though each
New year might bring an unfamiliar
Song to sing.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Memorable palindrome

Even the day before a
Very special
Event has complex origins of momentous significance.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Ripe moment

Seizing the day to
Another change, we
On a little spice, sowing
New seeing-ways.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Ripping open
All those
Nod thanks to all the
Gracious trees.

Monday, December 21, 2015


Regard as
Evidence of being, this
Singular, momentous
Event called
Now; it is
The best gift ever.

Sunday, December 20, 2015


Melodious mirth,
Even when short-lived,
Rejuvenates earthly souls
Ready for ever-spinning
Yin yang.

Saturday, December 19, 2015


Winks in an
Night sky are tickly
Kisses for a
Little one’s

Friday, December 18, 2015


Rapidly, winter’s

This photo is three years old. While the temperature is nowhere near this, the weather has suddenly turned cold.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sound appeal

Beautiful bongs
Echo through the night;  
Lively tintinnabulation
Lifts the 
Spirits, ward off fright.

...or one might hear it with these sentiments:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Soulfully the voice expresses
In varied frequencies the
Never ending human choice of
Good will and harmony.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Medieval intonation, words flow
Out of singing mouths,
Take the air and
Elevate it from mere breath back
To the cosmic soul. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

The home stretch...

You focus  
On mind and body, a relaxing sensation,
Guided by deep breathing
And meditation.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

'Tis the season...

Orbs of
Red and silver stars – just to
Name a few –
Embellishments that
Number among the clues about 
The season upon us that
Started in October; are we confused?

Saturday, December 12, 2015


Additionally, we heard the
Next day that he
Deferred also going that way.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Lexiconically speaking...

Indulging the
Curious mind, in
Invaluable treasure,
Of course, you will find
Nouns, verbs, etc. in
ABC order; it
Renders pleasure for the
Yen of word-hoarders.

Thursday, December 10, 2015


Psychologically speaking, almost
One hundred years ago, people
Started regarding
It as
That which is constructive or good;
It earlier meant an agreement placed, from the Latin
Verb ponere traced. In attitude, it’s healthy to

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

PIE dough?

Fashioning fanciful fabrications
In time and place with
Characters planning
Their machinations
Is how writers live in
Others’ lives; they knead the
Numerous iterations.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


An indefinite article starts the alphabet!

Monday, December 7, 2015

A Ukrainian folktale, The…

Many months
In frigid places,
Tingly fingers are
Tucked in cozy spaces; if one is
Ever lost in the snow,
Nature friends will find a warm home.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Homage to the iPage

Beechwood tablets
On which were cut runes, soon branched
Out with
Karmic leaves, filling volumes in gnostic
Spaces like monasteries and libraries.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Baking traditions

Confections that induce reflections
On a certain time
Of year
Kindle noses and tickle taste buds, often
In big doses, always in good cheer. We
Enjoy and share these
Special memories with family far and near. 

Warming up the oven…

Friday, December 4, 2015


Chemiluminescence is the blue part of
A flame; there it waxes poetic as if sad about its
Name. But, be of good cheer and
Don’t despair, for there you’ll find, no doubt,
Light and hope and coziness when the
Electricity is out.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Arms crossed in PA

Pennsylvania is the
Respected center of this
Edible, bready loop.
The form has inspired
Zany songs, beach attire,
Even dance steps, and more; I
Love them with ice cream or soup.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Joy vitality = joviality

In their merriment
Ring bells, beat drums,
Toot flutes, string strums, then ask where Old King
Harry went.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

It's no joke...

Sleety, then flakey, December’s
Not faking; this cold time
Of year makes it crystalline clear that the
Weather is changing. Oh dear!