To My Brother

This poem is in tribute to my brother Armand, who lived a rich, full, and loving life, and who died recently at the age of 92. For a time,…

Winter Deep

Mid-winter is reasonably pleasant here in Central Ohio. Some sunny days, warmish, in the 40s and 50s. But mostly chill and gray. Little snow so far. Can we divine…

Haiku for Winter

We can’t hold it off any longer. Winter has arrived. No big storms yet, but snow and ice will come. What’s winter like for you? Harsh or contemplative? Here…

Winter Thanks

Our first snow here in Columbus was predicted to arrive overnight, but it didn’t quite make it. Nevertheless, winter is on the way, and very soon. We can be…

In Times of Darkness

Amidst the terrible events in our nation and worldwide, amidst the sad conflicts our own mind creates, we can pause to appreciate what life offers, right here, right now….

Goodbye summer, hello autumn

You can begin to feel autumn in the air. It’s summer’s last gasp, temperatures here in the 90s, but the new season’s slanting light has begun to arrive. Here…

Shattered Earth Rebels?

Widespread wildfires in the western United States, destructive hurricanes and droughts, rising seas worldwide. Is Mother Earth sending us a message about our neglect and abuse of the natural…

Summer of My Childhood

OK, this is boys’ stuff, for sure. All the annoying pranks we played. We must have driven our parents and the neighborhood a bit crazy. But there was an…

June Haiku

Spring is moving toward summer, with rising temperatures, super-humidity, and impressive thunderstorms. Here are haiku for the changing seasons and beyond.   new spring morning park wide-greening dog after…

The Book

Spring has arrived, and with it pleasant, airy days, cool, restful nights. So long in coming, so greatly appreciated. Here’s a love poem for this greening season:   The…