Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Silver is...

Silver is noise
like a clattering cymbal
like an off-key singer
as discordant as a chorus of cats.

Monday, February 27, 2012


I'm drenched
Damp with the sweat
From working hard outside
Replanting bushes where they grow

Sunday, February 26, 2012


photo by upyernoz
Ancient, exotic
Greeting, trading
African city

(I read an article in National Geographic about this city in Mali. It reminded me that my grandparents visited there while they were teaching in Ivory Coast.)

Saturday, February 25, 2012


algae-encrusted, rusty
decaying, decomposing, renewing, reusing
a thriving marine habitat
artificial reef

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Purple is ...

Purple is Royalty
like kings and queens at court
like mountains majesty
as rich as crushed velvet.

Monday, February 20, 2012


My obsession
That thick brown warm delight
How I long to drink it all up
Right now!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012


Don't tell a porcupine
To rise and shine
Heed the danger sign!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Red is passion
Life's blood of every endeavor
Like a coal burning into the night

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Is always
The right gift

This is a combination hay (na) ku and found poem.  I wrote down ad words from a magazine and arranged them until I liked them.

Friday, February 10, 2012

My Band

My band doesn't need a drummer.
My band doesn't need a strummer.
My band just needs a hummer.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Indigo is mystery
Like an ancient royal with a secret
Like a treasure forgotten in the ocean
As deep as the midnight sky

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012


That's what you've
Got to prove
It's time to move
Get in the groove.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012