Saturday, June 24, 2017

HOSIERY FROM THE OLD DAYS


PIPER MAYLIEWAN LAKE - FALL 2015


ELK

Elk at Jasper near lodge - Christmas 2016

Thursday, March 16, 2017

AS SURE AS THAT











As long as you breathe, I can't give up
It doesn't seem to matter that stars
Stream down like winter rain or that
Another dog has run away as if
He knows my love may do him in
Should he deign to stay

As long as I know you walk the earth
If not exactly the path you trod
I can't sever the bond connecting us
Nor banish thoughts and feelings
of you from my psyche, or,
I would - as soon as the fates allowed.




Sunday, October 23, 2016

DAY 23 - THE LAKE NEAR ME











The lake shimmers autumnal blue;
a piper stalks near the shore,
his doppelganger reflecting
his perfect self

Saturday, October 15, 2016

OCTOBER 15.16 DOE-EYED AND INTENSE













DOE-EYED AND INTENSE

Graceful and
awkward both,
these tallest
of all the
jungle's
denizens
Have many
contrary
characteristics -
they're so tall,
they practically
have to do
the splits
to get low
enough to drink
But those
long legs also
make it possible
for them to run
as fast as 35 mph
for short sprints,
and lope at 10 mph
for a long way.
Their remarkable
long-lashed big
eyes are not just
beautiful, but allow
them to see the
furthest of any
animal on earth
This one shared
a long gaze with
me at the Philly
Zoo in August.


Monday, October 10, 2016

OCT.10.16 - LUNA LURKS







LUNA LURKS

It's only Fall but the clouds are
pregnant with snow, and the air
smells Arctic-cold
But Luna is harvest-tinged, a pale
gold as she peeks from behind
the laciness of tree branches
No matter the season, she keeps
her secrets to herself.