Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Hairy Woodpecker pounds the 
domed metal yard light housing 
like a concert pianist 
hunched over his Steinway grand.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

She spreads mayo on dark rye
he nibbles a yellow pear
brainstorming, giggling 
siblings at the kitchen counter.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hard paddling mallard 
leaves a crooked ice-breaker trail
across the white slushed pasture puddle.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Roadside hawthorne 
buds spilling crumpled leaves
chartreuse and alizarin

Monday, April 25, 2011

Late planted bulbs battle up
Through record bitter spring
First bloom, barely above ground -
Must be a dwarffodil.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A bulbous cobalt bottle 
heavy with white wax dribbles 
holds a corniced candle stub 
with cold black wick.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

All over the yard
bright threads of spring grass 
poke up out of lightly settled snow.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The air smelled like rain at seven.
At nine I shake my umbrella up and down -
damp snow slooooshes off the nylon,
flomping onto the pale grass all around me.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Shoji paper sky -
muted sun circumferenced by 
coronal rainbow.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lemon yellow and rust striped bumblebee 
running pick-up and delivery 
service in the violet colony.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pour yellow beaten eggs 
and straight-from-the-garden chives
into hot black cast iron glistening
with fragrant olive oil.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Square jar of pale green glass,
one bottom corner thicker as though 
still forming from the molten flow.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Magpie sitting on a weathered gray split rail fence 
like a cowboy at the rodeo in black jeans
dress-up boots and a clean white shirt

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dew diamonds glittering among green slivers of spring grass.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Two pounds of butter in a white paper roll
We shave off bits and eat them plain
Tastes pretty much the same 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Battered yellow newspaper box across the faded yellow highway centerline.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Among rusty ponderosa needles and 
delicate blades of new grass
a single yellow bell 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Rolling spring wheat fields
colored eight-crayons-in-a-box green

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A tiny glass medicine bottle 
holds eight deep hued violets
air bubbles gathered along their 
curved underwater stems