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.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

OCT.9.16 - HARVEST SKIES

Oct.9.2016






HARVEST SKIES

Striations from peach 
to pumpkin
fill the sky
smearing the horizon
with colours to reap
This time of year 
is rich with bounty
and we are blessed

Saturday, October 8, 2016

OCT.8.16 - MY OFFICE











Yes, it's every bit as messy as it
appears; and I wouldn't have it
otherwise
My mind seems to need the clutter
to spark any type of creativity
- so I let it be.

OCT. 7.16 - GEESE FORMING










It's late for these stragglers
but I hear them honking
wildly overhead
These last few geese who
don't seem to know how
to fly in formation spend
day after day
Landing and taking off

OCT.6.16 - LIGHT THROUGH THE LEAVES













Underfoot, a carpet
of dry leaves
crackles as we walk
uphill towards
the brilliance
slanting through
the canopy overhead.