Saturday, April 30, 2016


Giving with
Enthusiasm, with
No need for thanks,
Engenders further like
Response, and
On and on the ripples grow
Until the giving
Surrounds us all.

In honor of all generous souls here and gone.

Friday, April 29, 2016

How long is a moment?

Maybe its true duration depends
On one’s perturbation?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Junk drawer

Masses of
Items once
Scattered, now
Collected in an
Eclectic mix (not
Labeled) shine
Light on
An important matter, one
Not so
Easily fixed. Out is goes?
Or will I need it?
Unsure, I close the drawer
So I don’t see it.

Many thanks to T.G.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Miam! C’est bon!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Open wide!

Megaphone open
Or pursed as though mum, this
Unambiguous aperture, perfect for
Thumbs, is a gateway for food; it
Holds lips, teeth, and tongue.

Monday, April 25, 2016

1001 or ...

Many melodic lines we see often
Include tone number three.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Where do words come from?

The curious mind
Yearning for true sense, this
Opportunity to
Look into the past
Generous clarification AND

With many thanks to Douglas Harper.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

A first person pronoun

Mam, ammuk, mir, mihi, mi, and
Eme are all cognates, I see.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day 2016

Earth is
Nature, is
Is home. Today we
On our 
Mission to
Embrace this
Notion of respect, of
Taking care.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Morse’s mama

Mother uttered with panache, “I
Am sometimes called Dash-dash-dot-dash.”

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Warm and sunny?

What do the satellites say today?
Easterly breezes with variable skies?
Arctic blasts with snow and ice?
Tornadic winds across the prairie?
Hurricanes, tremendously scary?
Every moment is something new.
Rainy days don’t make me blue.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Stretching the mind

Off for a time from the
That is
Everyday life, we
Might feel our
Listen to our breath,
And sense
The universe that
Is in us all,
Vibrating in
Every cell.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The flow of non-symmetrical order

Look inside yourself and see
It interacting with your qi.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

It takes an ...

As if by some
Generous, ingenious
Genie mind,
Layer on layer
Of crazed energy
Mysteriously combines, then
Emerges, winding
Round into a ball
All the elements
The artist needs;
Indeed, success depends
On the unseen efforts of
Numerous friends.

Thanks, J.R.J.A. for today's word.

Friday, April 15, 2016

The sixth

Lilting along between sol and ti,
A is in good company.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Top spot?

Playing out
And running back, a
Lexical athlete moves
In circles; it
Needs no more letters and
Decidedly complete, its
Observes a symmetrical
Metrical tattarrattat. You have to agree that’s no
Easy feat.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

More on flow

Keep breathing; your energy
In this world is needed.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Riparian land holds
In its hands the
Veins of Mother
Earth. A dearth of
Respect for this vitality will
Surely mean mankind’s finality. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

In essence

Knowing, honoring one’s vital spirit,
Ancient people had a special word for it.

Sunday, April 10, 2016


Obsequious and
Blocked in rational mind, they
Seize on and
Espouse the
Speech of their man,
Escaping the responsibility
Democracy demands.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

In nod to Mr. Burns

Just as dear as ever, my
Old friends are oh so clever!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Spring on Silver Lake

Hanging out
On Silver Lake they
Nibble, flap, and preen.
Keen to be with the
One they love best, they
Paddle, chase, and sound their
Horns as they careen
Now to
Yonder shore.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

For Tina

Sexigenarian you’ll
Ever be, dear sister,
Vivacious; with
Effervescence you swing into the
Next dance, seizing
The chance.
You spin forward with no backward glance.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


It’s sometimes about
Not being out, but…

Monday, April 4, 2016

Optical allusion

You look you see
Evidence of

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Idea identified

It goes back to ancient times and now
Denotes the instinctual mind.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Thanks, Hans Christian Andersen

Especially now we
Mere folks
Plainly see
Evidence of such
Real pomposity,
Of incredibly
Speciosity; the
Naked truth is this
Evil spawn again plays
Women as the pawn. These
Ludicrously fail to
Own that they owe
Half of the population
Equality, respect, not

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy April 1st

Jests, puns, quips,
Knee-slappers all
Evoke hearty laughter.