Sometimes what we need is to sit in a meadow on a sunny fall day

CONTEMPLATING THE GRASSHOPPER THAT LANDED ON MY KNEE WHILE I SAT IN A MEADOW ON A SUNNY FALL DAY READING THE ZEN TEACHING OF BODHIDHARMA I was just a surface to land on, a thing of nature, like the grass around me on which I’d laid my coat and sat reading, or the stones of … More Sometimes what we need is to sit in a meadow on a sunny fall day

Poem Written the Day After My Father-in-Law Passed Away

POEM WRITTEN THE DAY AFTER MY FATHER-IN-LAW PASSED AWAY As if with a final burst of energy, the maple dropped its leaves, covering the yard in a blanket of yellow and brown. I cleaned them up when I mowed the grass, the chopped leaves and clippings added to the compost to mulch next year’s garden. … More Poem Written the Day After My Father-in-Law Passed Away

A Wilde Reading

We had a great evening of poetry at the Wilde Reading series in Columbia, November 8, 2016. I was honored to share the podium with fellow poet, Sally Rosen Kindred. Many thanks go to our host for the evening, Linda Joy Burke as well as her c0-organizers, Laura Shovan and Ann Bracken. And, also thanks … More A Wilde Reading