Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

mindful writing, small stone-Jan. 28, 2013

The house sparrow clings tightly
as the winter gale lashes at the thin branch.
Her feathers ruffle in a hundred directions
as she waits -
patient
until
for just one brief moment
the wind subsides
and she preens herself.

Friday, January 25, 2013

mindful writing, small stone-Jan. 25, 2013

Within an hour the feral cats' water bowl
freezes over.
Within minutes of replacing it
they rush over to drink.
The things we so take for granted...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

mindful writing, small stone-Jan. 20, 2013

leaving the mall --
in the glass door - a reflection of a small child
posing superhero style

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

mindful writing, small stone-Jan. 14, 2013

lined up along the top
of the highway noise barrier wall
the pigeons coooooo softly

Sunday, January 13, 2013

mindful writing, small stone-Jan. 13, 2013

A gift from Sandy--
bright blue tarps to adorn the roofs
of those still waiting

Saturday, January 12, 2013

mindful writing, small stone-Jan. 12, 2013

banking on a thermal
from the passing truck
the blackbird catches a ride

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

mindful writing, small stone-Jan. 10, 2013

Airborne 

sounds of luggage dragged from the overhead bins
peppered with sneezing and coughing --
Flu season

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

mindful writing, small stone-Jan. 09, 2013

feeling like the "Princess and the Pea"--
redoing the hotel bedsheets
at 3 a.m.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

mindful writing, small stone-Jan. 08, 2013

How is it that an hour and a half morning routine
can be reduced to twenty minutes
when one sleeps through the snooze button

Monday, January 7, 2013

mindful writing, small stone-Jan. 07, 2013

as I re-iron my blouse
a whiff of perfume
reminds me 
of how my mother's blouses 
always smelled of perfume.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

mindful writing, small stone-Jan. 05, 2013

the reflection in the window
of the bathroom wallpaper
peppers the tree's winter branches
with cherry blossoms

Friday, January 4, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

mindful writing, small stone-Jan. 03, 2013

Rachmaninoff would never have wanted his composition
to be the Amazon.com Support hold music...
and after two hours, neither did I

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

mindful writing, small stone-Jan. 02, 2013

watching "The Muppets" movie tonight...
is it possible a simple movie
can transport my spirit to a simpler time
without talk of fiscal cliffs
without threats of violence against women
without the partisan hatred that floods the news...

well maybe for 103 min it did...manamana

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

mindful writing, small stone-Jan. 01, 2013

remembering yesterday's photo...
the out of focus cardinal in the tree
seems more in focus today.