Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Observing the Observer

White breasted nuthatch on the window screen
it’s creamy underbelly inches from my face;
inside my head sister natures clash -
“Scientific opportunity!” Martha insists,
“Note the brown speckling around the vent
not visible when the specimen is observed 
foraging for insects on it’s native pine.”
“Oh, hush!” Mary cries, breathless  in wonder
at the fearless nearness of a small wild soul.
The nuthatch tilts it’s head and peers at me
peers at the bug on my side of the wire.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Spent Petunia

Violet fabric of wilted blossom
drapes like yesterday’s dishrag
across it’s vibrant magenta neighbor.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ambushed Reader

Bombarding rain woke me in the night
but sun has dried the Adirondack chair
(just a few drops left between seat boards)
and I settle with my mug of tea and book 
sip, read, read, sip, turn the page, sip,read
PLOP on my forehead!
PLOP on my hair!
Stragglers, covering the storms retreat,
were lurking in the lilac leaves!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

One Sound

Fllurring of bird wings
rises into the rumble of thunder -
I cannot tell where they meet.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Big Mango

Yellow gold hunks piled 
on a small cobalt plate
top slice nearly sliding off -
slide that sweet tart custardiness 
across my tongue!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012