Sunday, October 27, 2013

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




 

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

 
Mossy stairs
through bedrock walls . . .
Passageway
 


Wild waves
try to climb the shore
but can't

Trees cling
to bald bedrock
Somehow




Saturday, October 26, 2013

Grass grows
on ancient wheel tracks
to paradise
 


The lake beyond
yellow-dyed tree tops . . .
Everlasting


Friday, October 25, 2013

Brown leaves
in a forest graveyard
Remember


Moonrise
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

Blemishes
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
Snow
大人泣
ども
雪降

Rocky terrace
Carved by water and ice
Whose stairs?
 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Giant kites
hang over tiny humans
chained to earth
 


Messenger
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