"I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom. " ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

dripping in garnets

droplets fall from my tea strainer
garnets, glinting in sunlight
slipping into my steaming cup
liquid hibiscus
ready to be sipped

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

sing it sister

Birds have the original incarnation of Twitter.
This morning's tweet and re-tweet?
Spring-like day ahead, get out and revel in it. #singitloud

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

sewage interference

My gaze falls on a golden sunbeam, shifting and falling through the tree branches where last night's rain still drips. The robin's egg sky hints delicately of Spring. Stepping outside, my nose anticipates the rich, dark smell of damp earth...

Instead, it is assaulted by the foul odors of the sewage treatment plant around the corner. Nostril-mind dissonance.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

snow hiss

the bright, metallic ping of yesterday's ice is gone.
in its place, the subtle, quiet hiss
as snowflakes drift past my ears.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

icy veil

ice crystals fall,
a shower of rice
creating the bridal veil of Winter.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

merry bird dance

Five robins chase each other,
a merry dance in the early dawn.
Russet breasts alight with the fire
of the rising sun,
the harbingers of Spring.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

deep rush

The birds sit silent
in the deep rush of the wind through the trees.
The chill air bites into my feverish skin,
as my boots squelch through the soggy earth.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

double whammy: 35/365

aches within
aches without
inner angst joins forces with illness

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

respite: 32/365

mind seeks something inspiring,
the beauty in observation.
weary, it asks for a small respite,
and promises to come back tomorrow.