Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene

[NASA image]

Hurricane Irene
Uncurled, climbed
A fire escape
In Philadelphia,
Settled beside
A bowl of
Summer apples
And fell asleep.
Brainless herself
And unkind,
Irene dreams
In her victims'
Unsettled minds.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


[Norma photo, field fenceline]

All experience
Bound to one
Instant, an
Enchanted flash
Of fire and shape.
Is it motion or
Expanding stillness?
Beyond, fog appears
In plumes from
Ploughed ground.
Silence grows.
What time
Is a rose?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Between Buddleia and Jasmine

[Norma photo: fearless hummingbird]

Survival or novelty
Of striking beauty
Or both cross lenses
To a scent --a ghost
Laid or hummingbird
Made of blurs
And heartbeats.
Am I only in the
Way of what it eats
Or learning to dance
Where nothing was
Before one does?