Saturday, June 25, 2011

Redwoods Mantra

In the heart of the redwoods
the living silence stands.
All else flutters, drapes, and dims.
If I lower my eyes
in no way obtrusive
I too am a veil
on the breath within.


Errol & Maggie's Porch

If I lived in a city, I would have a garden on my roof and so would all my neighbors.
 I'd cover mine with terra cotta pots and fill them all with dirt and flowers 
and scented herbs. In one of them, I would plant a lemon tree. My clothesline 
would be the spinning kind with umbrella spokes
 and my clothespins would be wooden. And if it rained on a summer's day 
the rainbow would be double.