Sunday, July 31, 2011

a river of stones - July 31

I saw the world today
in that single moment
I looked into
the sparrow’s eye.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

a river of stones - July 30

in the dark night sky
above the stadium,
a lone seagull circles
in the spotlights
then fades from view

Friday, July 29, 2011

a river of stones - July 29

staring out the window
at the light in a puddle,
reflecting on the reflection
through light's refraction

Thursday, July 28, 2011

a river of stones - July 28

7 am outside the bar
he staggers
or was he dancing
to the music
still ringing in his ears

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

a river of stones - July 27

a clear evening sky –
now ready for bed
I hang my hat
on the hook of the moon
and switch off the stars

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

a river of stones - July 26

24 hour internet cafe
the attendant
nods to stay awake
as his Farmville crops wilt

Monday, July 25, 2011

a river of stones - July 25

snow covering the hills,
sleet on the windshield,
the wet road
does not dampen
the van driver's enthusiasm
for speed

Sunday, July 24, 2011

a river of stones - July 24

winter evening –
my breath mixes
with the steam 
rising 
from the soup on the fire

Saturday, July 23, 2011

a river of stones - July 23

smoke tumbles down
the tiled roof,
in the morning mist
droplets hang
beneath the branches

Friday, July 22, 2011

a river of stones - July 22

waking,
my  alarm clock plays  
a classic rock radio station –
memories of
my first car

Thursday, July 21, 2011

a river of stones - July 21

early morning,
it's dark,
overcast,
forecast for heavy showers,
he wears his sunglasses
on top of his shaved head

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

a river of stones - July 20

clear night sky,
the Southern Cross
Orion’s Belt –
Boeing 737

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

a river of stones - July 19

        at the wharf, a
        row of shiny new
                identical silver cars ready to be shipped
               to new owners who want to express their
                     individ                                  uality

Monday, July 18, 2011

a river of stones - July 18

walking up the stairs
of the car park,
the faint remnants
of graffiti –
the smell of fresh paint
as there was
only a week ago

Sunday, July 17, 2011

a river of stones - July 17

a poetry reading –
outside,
cars drive down the hill,
oblivious
to the poet's words

Saturday, July 16, 2011

a river of stones - July 16

walking along the garden path
a fantail keeps me company
hoping branch to branch
feeding on the many insects
startled by my movements

pausing, I look down
and reflect on the many lives
lost beneath my feet

Friday, July 15, 2011

a river of stones - July 15


    in the dark
             early
      morning,
        an empty
               can of
           energy
      drink lays   
          crumpled
      in the gutter


Thursday, July 14, 2011

a river of stones - July 14

just above the horizon
the moon
takes full credit for its glow.

such falsehood!

it merely reflects the sun’s glory

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

a river of stones - July 13

winter day
even at noon
my shadow is long

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

a river of stones - July 12

running across the street
his grimace
provides no protection
from the rain

Monday, July 11, 2011

a river of stones - July 11

gale force winds
a trash can
is transformed
into 
an umbrella stand

Sunday, July 10, 2011

a river of stones - July 10

arriving home,
the rain clouds
momentarily  part –
the Southern Cross

Saturday, July 9, 2011

a river of stones - July 9

the birthday party,
eighty years
and her rocking chair
is merely
an ornament

Friday, July 8, 2011

a river of stones - July 8

Outside the Army Museum,
a boy clambers over a tank

– it’s all just a game

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

a river of stones - July 6

before dawn 
blue, green, red,
yellow and white 
 – colours
of the harbour waves

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

a river of stones - July 5

On the way to work
I pass
the same people
on the same corners
at the same time –
A discomforting
comfort  with such
familiarity

Monday, July 4, 2011

a river of stones - July 4

the shortest day
is now behind us,
snow
on the Rimutakas,
make nights
far too long

Sunday, July 3, 2011

a river of stones - July 3

dawn –
splitting the darkness
from light
a Ruru call

Saturday, July 2, 2011

a river of stones - July 2

under the overcast sky
even the river
appears grey

Friday, July 1, 2011