Monday, July 6, 2009


loud snores echo
mosquito whines in my ear
I curse you both

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Strip away your old evil nature.
Clothe yourself in tenderhearted mercy...
gentleness… patience.
Change inwardly to a trusting heart.
Put to death your sinful, earthly ways.
Replenish this new nature
Allow the soft words of Christ
to be woven into the fiber of your life.
Open yourself to the word of God.
Believe in God's saving grace.
Let his spirit fill you;
and love bind you in harmony.
Let Christ's peace rule your heart.

Colossians 3:5 - 3:9-17

My daughter's conformation was Easter Sunday. Just thought this picture went with this poem I wrote awhile back.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Harvest Series

vine heavy with fruit
golden orange, streaked with green
waiting fall harvest

wind blown golden curls
arms stretched around pumpkin
glowing autumn sun

tiny hands pulling
wagon laden with pumpkins
kissed in autumn hues

carving the pumpkin
unthinkable to small child
brushes tipped in paint

painted pumpkin sits
along with jack-o-lanterns…
rotting on the porch

November morning
pumpkins smashed in the garden
seeds scattering

silently snow falls
blanketing the garden bed
dreams waiting in darkness

(Harvest Series 1/21/01)



Her voice was robust
a lilting wind chime
She was a continuum
of motion

Seeking out new endeavors
Her passion for life
contagiously intoxicating
a magic potion

She was an enthusiast
adding flavor
to their mundane world
She was the onion