Sunday, September 25, 2016

A cardinal

a cardinal
darts in and out of the woods ...
my mad dash
to learn about life
before it's time to die

red lights ("meditation"), June 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Announcement: KYSO Flash HTP Contest Results

Recently, I received the surprising news of winning first place in the HTP Contest, a joint haibun and tanka prose competition administered by Clare MacQueen, editor/publisher extraordinaire of the innovative KYSO Flash online journal. To read my piece, "Approximations," as well as the other winning entries plus the semifinalist and publisher's choice entries, follow this link.

For commentaries by Matthew Paul, judge, follow this link.

Many thanks to Clare and Matthew!

Monday, September 5, 2016

The still life

the still life
I painted at sixteen
...  all this time
hanging in my parents’ house,
soaking up their hues

Atlas Poetica, 22, summer 2015


Now it's hanging in my house. (Don't tell anyone, but my teacher helped me a little with the fine-tuning.)

Finally, a year after moving our father out of his large old house, going through it with a fine-toothed comb, then spiffing it up and listing it, it looks like we are close to a sale, crossing fingers.