Autumn Arrival

Autumn is indeed with us. Brisk, chill evenings. Summer’s heat departed. From the back of the closet, warm fall coats. And coming up: first furnace day. Here’s a poem honoring the arrival of this rich season.      Autumn Hymn                Autumn like a cathedral of trees and sunlight in trees dogs far barking, the edge

Summer Haiku

Hot summer here in Columbus. Early mornings and sundown evenings the best for pleasant walking. Here are some haiku about this lush, ornery season. summer moves slowly summer passes quickly what do you think? _____________________ he chanced upon the summer of his innocence ___________________ the clarity of blue summer awakenings ___________________ dog poop on my


It’s mid-spring in Columbus, a bit chilly at times, rainy, windy, then sunny and calm. The power of the earth is evident. It’s a power we respect, the beauty of which we cherish. It could be called dragon power.                   Seven Dragons          Seven dragons cross the sky          their breath is hot against the wind          seven

Spring’s on the way!

Here in Ohio, the first signs of spring. Clear blue sky days, warming temperatures, snow and ice departed. On clear nights, the ancient light of stars. And the moon that, like the moment, asks for our attention.                          Spring Moon          Don’t let this moment pass unattended          don’t let the spring moon march down the sky

It’s Time

OK, friend winter. I’ve appreciated your quietude, your snowy beauty, but it’s time for you to go. Will you depart willingly? I need at least a minor hint of spring. I have valued your calming influence but … it’s time … So Long, Winterpal You’ve hung around too long, brother my skin is weary of

Winter Haiku

It’s a mild winter so far in Columbus, Ohio. Little snow, but chill temperatures, great for winter walking! Days sunny or gray. Dark nights, gleaming stars. Here are haiku to accompany the season. sullen gloom or hush contemplative choosing your winter ________________ winter thaw triple squirrels daredeviling on branches ________________ watching a meandering snowflake tumble

Full Winter

Here we are in the middle of an often gray and almost always chill winter. The season could be distressing until we take a moment to consider her purpose. Here’s a poem celebrating the calm of winter.                       Purpose Winter          Stillness of the woods is comprehensive          river long distracted from her flow          frozen current, time’s

Loving It

Perhaps we can take a break from COVID and election stress to take a look at the incredible world around us, in our very backyards, our streets, alleys, and countryside. So much to feel and to help us heal.                          Love Life          Here we ply the corridors of light            but we touch only penetrating darkness  

Autumn Haiku

Relaxed, warm, friendly autumn is with us here in Central Ohio. Pleasant afternoons, nicely chill nights great for sleeping soundly. Winter’s in the wings, soon to follow. Here’s a selection of autumn and winter haiku. his father’s old binoculars autumn stars ———————– silence of the hayfield night harvest moon ———————— autumn afternoon he rides the

Seasons Near

August’s heat is not abating here in Columbus, Ohio. More ninety degree days ahead. And I can’t say there’s even a hint of fall in the air. Well, maybe, on some cooler evenings. Here’s a poem about the nearing season. Autumn Hymn Autumn like a cathedral of trees and sunlight in trees dogs far barking,