Sunday, October 27, 2013

Derelict buildings
by a placid lake
A boulder hangs
at the top of a chasm
Gravity rules
breaks the waves
then yields


The wind is soft,
the waves are smooth . . .
Sculptors of bedrock

Mossy stairs
through bedrock walls . . .

Wild waves
try to climb the shore
but can't

Trees cling
to bald bedrock

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Grass grows
on ancient wheel tracks
to paradise

The lake beyond
yellow-dyed tree tops . . .

Friday, October 25, 2013

Brown leaves
in a forest graveyard

through foggy sleet
is cold comfort

Cascade . . .
The roar of water falling

and spirits rising


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mute rejuvenators
Bridges betwixt man and God
City trees

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

from uninvited guests
Earth ignores them


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Poppy blooms
balanced on threads . . .
Plucky spirits
Red berries
in a yellow forest
Artist's jungle

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Gray sky drips
on crimson leaves . . .
Shades of blue

Adults cry
Children laugh

Rocky terrace
Carved by water and ice
Whose stairs?

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Giant kites
hang over tiny humans
chained to earth

bearing unwanted gifts -
October cloud

Green yellow red
What will the artist choose next?
Probably white
Celestial child,
a tree in sun's clothing ...
the last hurrah
Here is an alternate musing on the photo:
Maples dressed
for a fall beauty pageant . . .
Winter will judge 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fearless plunge
Watery fingers pluck
a rocky harp

Magpie River's High Falls, Wawa, ON
Solitary leaf
Patient as gray turns white . . .
then green


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The sun, your herald
The breeze, your troubadour
Garden phlox


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fjord fortress
Shelter from wind and storm . . .
but the foe is us


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Earth is close
World is far, far away
Sacred resting place


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wilting hosta
 waits for the snow . . .
Life runs deep


Saturday, October 5, 2013

The sun is too hot
and the shade is too cool
Autumn quandary