Sunday, May 29, 2011

is the mind's
reverse gear.

Few first lines
hold more promise than,
"Once upon a time..."

Discordant words
don't flow. 
They snag.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

One wooded acre
can recite a thousand

fascinating stories.

A resting swimmer rises,
and a wet impression
on the rock remains.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The tensile strength of spider silk
makes the hummingbird's nest
more flexible.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A leaf
holds water
for a thirsty bird.

photo by Barbara Boethling

Thursday, May 12, 2011

As clever as the clam thinks he was
by hiding beneath the sand,
his position was betrayed
by an air bubble.

Chirping birds
perched on the old rooftop antenna,
and converted an obsolete object
into one of new value.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What does the sky think
when she looks into the mirror of the lake
and sees herself?

A small shadow
has filled in the fox's footprint
in the snow.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Birch bark curls,unfurled,
make splendid sails
for little twig boats.

Bushwhacking for photos
necessitates old holey jeans
and the ratty t-shirt
with a monkey on the front.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Watch as the master baker demonstrates
the marvelous shapes his dough
can take.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

elm seeds glisten
when they stick to a
rain slick sidewalk

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Small children wearing rubber rain boots
are magnetically attracted
to puddles.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunlight laughs
and playfully
slides down the gentle curve
of every blade of grass.
Passion and reproductive potential
are embodied in ripe fruit,
and are expressed by means of
the subtle insinuation
of  a seductive scent.