Saturday, October 18, 2014

glisten


Northern Flicker - female



glisten

wet with winter
morning mushroom
glistens
like lips puckered
pressed eye to eye
to be wet with winter
morning mushroom glisten


Saturday, October 11, 2014

truth


Great Blue Heron



truth

facial features fail
when shadow fell to the side
but who owns the smile


Saturday, October 4, 2014

order


Red-winged Blackbird - juvenile



order

stone pinned to the sky
by nothing but perception
interrupts order

Saturday, September 27, 2014

humble


American Coot



humble

manifest sky eye
all seeing never saying
dissipates to cloud


Saturday, September 20, 2014

drawn


Pileated Woodpecker



drawn

i find
as i draw
inferences from the ordinary
any metaphor is represented
in the careful perception
and simple alignment
of everyday elements

Saturday, September 13, 2014

taken


Pectoral Sandpiper



taken

plucked from shadow stream
by a mind with no fingers
ego self removed


Saturday, September 6, 2014

framed out


Western Wood-pewee



framedout

as empty as a frame
contains only the blue sky
where birds entertain