Archives for the month of: June, 2011

Speak of Tethys,
Panthalassa, Iapetus,
Now on mountain tops,
or subducted, long ago.

Fly our rich North Atlantic,
or the vast, plastic, Pacific,
Indian, Arctic,
Here for a while…

Entirely white,
I’ve flown most of these,
punctuated only by the black point
of my mind’s eye.

but of all the Oceans we know
The best cannot be seen:
Waters kept from the Sun, beneath ice, a globe entire;
Europa, Deep Blue Moon.

Two small frogs, playing
with their buckets, pots and jugs ~
The Sound of Water.

[after Bashō; for my Kaulquappen]

Blue ice, Glacier
Cooling, grinding, remorseless ~
Metamorphic rock.

Puddle on the path –
Allowing for reflection ~
The crow, knows himself.

Landscapes of Islands
White, grey ~ green quilt far below;
Flying over Clouds.

A wall of fire in the West:
Setting Sun on Europe’s edge.

Freshwater droplet
from the lake ~ a tiny zoo.
Her first microscope.

A happy city:
One that faces its river,
and embraces it.

We are enjoying The Now ~
The river outlasts it all.

I am a sound wave:
At my post, I give warning:
Tsunami coming!

My voice echoes by the coast,
A siren for safety.

Dedicated to 24-year-old Miki Endo of Minamisanriku, who stayed at her post so that others may live:

Water into wine:

A New Covenant ~ a gift,

and yet it rains, still.

Estuary

Part 1: Outgoing

A clicking of mud
as the water drains
Slowly out to sea

Estuary, reed clad
whispering in the wind
Theropod spor on the flats

Man’s needs – cranes, chimneys
easy access to offload
Changes the landscape

But oaks survive,
and birds too
and small things – unnoticed

There is but one rock, in
this uncertain ground.  I sit there
and have a beer.

Part 2: Incoming

In the fens, I am
Seated under oak, serene
Incense surrounds me

Complicated growth
Adorns the bark, lichens and such
Intricate, simple.

A path presented,
There is a choice, to follow
or now make my own

A decision made
Just then the Sun comes out, so,
figure what’s next!

A ship sailing by
framed by the reeds, it’s floating
on a sea of green.

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