Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Sun bear sleeps in mountain flowers
Moon bear wades a rushing stream
Dark bear dances in my dreams
Light bear flies in icy air—
Sun bear deep in mountain thyme
Black bear strides with moon glazed hair
White bear swims the green salt sea—
All and ever spirit bears.
My bears dance with me everywhere.
You may not see them but you will know
My midnight dark and noon delight.
My white hot, my ice blue cold
In forests, meadows, streams and seas
My spirit bears strong and bold.
Friday, September 8, 2017
Pendulums of kangaroos
swing over the plain
Eyes of peregrine as it stoops
Swift feet of cheetahs in hot pursuit
Velcro toes of geckos on ceilings and walls
Slick penguins soar under water
Spiderlings float over on parachutes
Scallops jet along the sea bed—
As for me? That’s what I see
On my TV.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Ice and snow in slow
where wild wolf packs
under a copper moon—
after an eclipse
Their howlings spiral
wolf music echoes
off stone cliffs
and countless sibilant sea caves
where blue ice lingers still
into late April.
and all waterfalls
Gush now fast now slow.
Ice snaps, cracks
And deep white snow in slow retreat
over rapids and roaring falls as
into the wolf’s head
Living water sighs
enters every living thing:
drifting plankton, swarming fishes,
mayflies dizzy the air
black flies, mosquitoes,
monarchs sipping milkweed,
blue swallowtails taste flowers with their six feet
pale green luna moths suck sweet sap,
flying swifts and nightjar, owls, loons
all pass through
the wolf pack