June 19, 2017

puddles full
of the day’s last light
my father calls me

June 18, 2017

oh, mourning dove
stay for just a moment more
sing your low song

June 17, 2017

still hidden
by the near-to-finished rain — 
a cardinal, singing

June 16, 2017

unwinding ivy
from around the azalea — 
remember to breathe

June 15, 2017

hurling the last word
I catch a glimpse of myself
in the mirror

June 14, 2017

June 13, 2017

looking for you
I find instead a summer moon
as you might see it

June 12, 2017

when I see one finch
I know to look for another —

June 11, 2017

I move an earthworm
from the sidewalk to the grass
summertime rescue

June 10, 2017

late-night walk in June
we take turns exclaiming
over the fireflies

June 09, 2017

we have to look twice
to believe they go together
tiny bird, huge song

June 08, 2017

moonlight and starlight
my hand under the faucet
testing the water

June 07, 2017

little fledgling jay
down here on Earth with me
pining for sky

June 06, 2017

June 05, 2017

a mother somewhere
reminding the moon it’s late
to still be up

June 04, 2017

fallen petals
strewn like a celebration
no need for clean up

June 03, 2017

standing on the bridge
balanced between fireworks
and their reflection

June 02, 2017

something in bloom
slows our steps with its scent
a half-moon hovers

May 31, 2017

night rain so fine
it seems more like a cloud
missing Issa

May 29, 2017

reading old haiku
my son is surprised
I can pick mine out

May 28, 2017

May 26, 2017

head at an angle
the mockingbird listens in
as we say goodnight

May 25, 2017

May 24, 2017

May 23, 2017

May 22, 2017

May 21, 2017

your smile when we talk,
the season’s first firefly
signs of things to come

May 20, 2017

leftover roots
of the tree we cut down
first crush memories

May 19, 2017

hoping for rain
the ways in which only you
can quench this thirst

May 18, 2017

morning commute
a deer picking its way
alongside the road

May 17, 2017

May 16, 2017

nocturnal noises
my thoughts skitter away
down the alley

May 15, 2017

May 14, 2017

vultures in the rain
black wings spread protectively
over their meal

May 13, 2017

rain and more rain
under the backyard table
a single cardinal

May 12, 2017

moon-covering clouds
I wait until you fall asleep
before I leave the bed

May 11, 2017

beginning gardner
second thoughts about the weeds
after she’s pulled them

May 10, 2017

mid-May full moon
all day long the azaleas
preparing to shine

May 09, 2017

cool spring days
in the stroller, a baby’s feet
kicking and kicking

May 08, 2017

late night snack
by the earthworm’s burrow
maple seed wings

May 07, 2017

our delight in spring
expressed in another language
fox in moonlight

May 06, 2017

tall white tulips
favorite of the deer each year
still here, somehow

May 05, 2017

late night rain
so fine it feels more like cloud
which bird will sing first?

May 04, 2017

there and not there
translucent dragonfly wings
the world holds its breath