Friday, September 30, 2016

On being

Awake, aware, alert, this
Transformative stretching of
The mind
Engages all our
Natural senses for a
True existence
In a kind
Of world that often shows
No patience.

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Sliver of wood, now silver or
Plastic, or of other stuff, your
Oval bowl holds just enough
Of what I want to shove in my mouth.
Now, that is good, without a doubt.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

So, what's the...?

Pin pricks or
One twelfth of a pica
Is this small dot that’s
Not unlike a sharp, metal
Tip, which fencers like-a.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


A fine fall day
Calls to mind a
Costly thought;
It ought not to have been so!
Dare we question the
Ever-watchful Eye’s will?
Never? Even though
That time haunts us still?

In memory of John Charles Moore (1964-1982)

Monday, September 26, 2016


Becoming an
In this world is a
Natural, fundamental

Sunday, September 25, 2016


Vocal utterance
Of our
Innermost thoughts might
Come out in whispers if quashed

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Strain of competition

Slipping or dripping through holes
In this tool,
Elements separate for a
Very good use, while part of the whole
Ends up as refuse. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

“Turned a little way”

A door must
Just feel a spectacle when kids
Announce it a

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Circles contain an
Essential point (the
Natural sting of a wasp) where
There is balance, and all around it,
Equal space

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Practice to the infinite power

Seasoned abilities of one
Kind or other, have
In common repetition,
Likely helping to set in mind a
Long-lasting, deep, improvable impression.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Way back
It meant against, asunder, apart,
This uniting preposition that
Had an interesting start.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Miam miam!

Making this magical
Egg white delight
Requires wisdom and patience;
In summer, when humidity is high, it’s
Not a smart move to make ‘em – they
Get all gooey, so wait till it’s dry.
Use parchment-lined pans at an
Even, low heat for almost two hours, then
Savor this treat.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Blind and mindless
Negates the notion of one
Nation, indivisible, a place of
Equality and justice for all

Image result for flag attack on ted landsmark 1976

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Having grown
A truly
Remarkable feast of
Vegetables, herbs, and grains, the
Ever hardworking community
Sustained themselves and others with
The September gifts of their pains.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mama Molasses

Straggling along and
Laughing all the while, the
Old woman danced a jig; she
Wanted them to smile.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Abated agitation

Fussing and twitching
In silent
Distress, the child was
Given a squishable toy; positive
Energy soon took hold.
The object gave her calming joy.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Cumulus, for example, might
Out loud (if they could) to hear their
Uncanny likeness to rocks on the ground
Determined their name.
Sometimes they meet when it rains. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Good night

Many such fluttering bugs,
Of myriad colors and sizes, flit
To the light after nesting in plants – it’s the end
He soon realizes.

Sunday, September 11, 2016


Two were there
On the very spot
Where now water flows,
Embracing, not erasing, maybe
Relieving the emotional knots of what
Survivors know.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Modeling play

Primitive forms
The dreamer an
Open door
To turn
Yesterday’s design into a
Present reality while
Experiencing the play of
Solving problems.

Friday, September 9, 2016


Newness is every tick
Of the clock, a time
When we are present…or not.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


Hoping to
Observe the way it
Worked, she took it totally apart.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Before the
Unless-part of the conversation comes
The prebuttal observation.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


School time, whether work
Or play,
Consists of rapport and 
Interactions all day;
Active, engaged minds are
Likely to stay.

Monday, September 5, 2016

To do

What we do daily, paid
Or not, is our
Reality of
Knowing a lot.

Consider all the automatic, incremental steps most of us take towards accomplishing tasks.  

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Clever play on ‘rhetoric’

Fear-mongering fast talkers
Rear their ugly
The public to worry – an
Onerous, destructive dread. All
Reason disappears
In the
Claptrap being said.

Please note: the first line DOES NOT refer to the musical group, but rather to those (the media, politicians, etc.) who spew fear-mongering rhetoric. The word the group uses is clever and spot on.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sketchy background

Charcoal creates
Art in process or pens,
Right out of
The drawer’s mind,
On cardboard or paper
Of a thinner kind – a
Nuanced humor asserting amen.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Shoulder to shoulder

Patterns set in
An earlier time often
Rule without question. Then
Along comes a
Different thought or
Ideal; the design
Gives way and shifts a bit, causing

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mindful communication

A gentle touch would
The kindergartner reassurance, the
Interim teacher
Communicated empathy
Simply and without words.