Category: Literature

Yay Words! – Aubrie Cox – “A celebration of language and the written word”

If you have a moment this weekend, and would like to write a haiku, tanka, or small stone in response to a “doodle” (beautiful sketch) by Aubrie Cox, please visit her site:

This is her special project for March.  I began visiting more this past week and am having a wonderful time! 

On a tired day, I wrote a response to Aubrie’s March 3, 2012 doodle:

so weary now
in some ways
still so new
morning coffee
and poetry

Poets are simply enjoying themselves.

Poetry is surely timeless and renewing, whatever our ages.

“Yay Words!” by Aubrie Cox

natural light – two short poems

late afternoon sun
shines into my little
study longer
another spring
is given

a new river of
poems begins to flow
as I grow older
still reading by natural light
late afternoon sun

(This is a re-post from 3/18/2010.)

Image courtesy of Dover Publications.
From Japanese Stencil Designs.

Feeling new poems

Feeling new poems

       fallow fields

              waking up


Published in TIME OF SINGING
(Vol. 27, Number 1; Spring 2000).

The image of the Marsh Marigolds
is courtesy of Karen’s Whimsy.

Sunrise After The Storm

after the storm…
glistening lake-waves
branches coated with ice
and a crow cawing

after the storm
driftwood washes to shore
from other places…
what we let go
what we keep

This is a re-post from 3/24/2011.
My father inspired this poem.

It’s a bright sunny day.
The sky is so blue,

and the evergreens
with snow on their branches,

are dancing.

Image courtesy of

Snow Before Spring


creative wells

blankets of
fresh snow
will melt
soak all the fields
nourish seeds
to be planted

protect against
any future drought

Image courtesy of
From 408 Victorian Ornamental Designs.