Monday, January 31, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 31



                                                   a                                                          *     
            *                          slither                                                                         *
                *                 of the
                                waning                                                          *                        *
                            moon                  
                          appears                                                                          *
                          on the  
                           horizon,                                                  
            *                not much,                                                    *
                                  yet still                                                                       *
                                        enough                                                   *
              *                                    to hear                                                                 *
                                                            my sighs                                             *
   *            *                                                                           *


Sunday, January 30, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 30

after cleaning house,
I look up at the corner
of my room – and there
a spider
cleaning house

Saturday, January 29, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 29

a dragonfly hides
beneath the canopy
of the cicada cry

Friday, January 28, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 28

near the water’s edge
a sparrow bathes
in the sand

Thursday, January 27, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 27

bright, bright stars
the summer night
has devoured the moon
 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 26

laying on a bed of clouds
the sky maiden looked down
upon the earth                                  
it is uncertain if she smiled


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 25

next to the building site
a busker harmonises
with buzz saws
 

Monday, January 24, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 24

a fern leaf droops
from the passing rain
ah! – a song bird
 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 23

it rains incessantly,
sitting Zazen,
I remove its name,
but the truth remains 
 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 22

after dinner ,
the cormorant
offers up a prayer
to great Ra


Friday, January 21, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 21

a bumblebee zips
in the door
and straight out again,
past the fly buzzing
against the window

Thursday, January 20, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 20

a seagull swoops
across the valley
its shadow
climbing trees
 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 19

the harbour is wild with white caps,
a seagull glides sideways into land
  

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 17

two ocean racing yachts
tethered to the dock,
naked masts,
no sails to impede the wind
 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 16

the strong northerly
has abated,
a small bellbird ventures
to the upper most branch
 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 15

in the conifer
a pigeon roosts –
a cuckoo too


Friday, January 14, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 14

this summer evening,
the wall clock
measures time
less accurate –
than my heart beat

Thursday, January 13, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 13

through
the window,
beneath a Pauhou tree –
                                hangs
                                   my
                                kitchen
                                  light


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 12

long afternoon shadows
have passed into darkness,
the call of a cicada
creeps down the garden steps
 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 11

after dinner,
I contemplated why
the Buddha’s bowl –
is empty


Monday, January 10, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 10

tall buildings,
the hum of traffic,
in the city park –
the smell
of freshly cut grass

Sunday, January 9, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 9

Sunday morning --
the Tui dons
its white neck tie
and calls us to worship




Saturday, January 8, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 8

one thing remains constant
in nature
-- motherhood

Friday, January 7, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 7

clouds close over
the summer sky
distant hills a haven –
for the unnamed

Thursday, January 6, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 6

morning sun disappears
behind gray clouds,
on the akeake tree --
the glow
of a monarch butterfly

Monarch Butterfly



Wednesday, January 5, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 5

after mediation
I saw in the ink
that the heron
never left me




Tuesday, January 4, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 4

driving to work
on my first day back,
in the morning mist –
traffic lights turn red.
 

Monday, January 3, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 3

warm breeze
in the spider web
a dandelion seedhead

Sunday, January 2, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 2

upon the river
the sun’s reflection

the gentle ripples
lap the boulders

beyond the trees
a steady drone
of weekend traffic

Saturday, January 1, 2011

a river of stones - Jan 1

New Years Day –
a bumblebee
and honeybees share
the Kumeraho flower