Thursday, April 30, 2009

I wish I could give you a day at the beach

I wish I could give you a day at
the beach
The sound of the water running
fast and slow
The feel of the gentle breeze and
the gentle sun
The taste of hope and a smile

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The last poem for April but not the LAST

Dossier's editorial page brought back an old friend from the 70's .

"There are those who love to get dirty and fix things.
They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work.
And those who stay clean, just appreciate things.
At breakfast they have milk and juice at night.
There are those who do both, they drink tea."

- Gary Snyder

Guess I just get dirty and appreciate!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Day After Easter

(not about anyone in particular - just rhyming!)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Basho and ME

Old Pond
frogs jumping in
water sounds

- by BASHO

one rribbitt
croaking thunderously
now silence

- by mama llama

Thursday, April 9, 2009


A challenge to all you contributors- April is poetry month so let's see what you have. Share a poem you love or one you just found today or best of all one you heard in your heart. Share a poem with me this month.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring came and left

Kingston saw Spring this week and became so excited that Spring became frightened and ran away! Fortunately I was able to enjoy 2 of the lovely warm days out in the garden. The rabbits all have haircuts and are ready for summer. New babies are growing quickly and are now eating bites out of mama's feeder so soon they will be one their own and the goats are all well, enjoying nibbles on the green grass.

Most exciting, things are beginning to grow and flower as though summer will come our way some day. My little peas are poking out of the ground with the hope that no bird will find them before they are really up and growing. I have spinach starting, arugula and even some radishes. Oh, the hope of Spring when we see in our imagination where the beginnings will lead. I love that each year I am able to block the realities out of my mind until June shows up with its continued rain and slugs then is followed by July mildew. For now the apricot tree is blooming and there are swollen buds on the other fruit trees. If the bees find us before the rain does, hope survives. The advantage we have this year is the beehive cluster living on the five acres behind us. While there is no house there quite yet, the owners have installed a small garden with rain water collection and a colony of bees. What great new neighbors for the garden.

With the vegetable garden ready to grow, Spring begins in Kingston. Sunday is Easter, which will pass with little excitement since the family gathered recently and everyone is ready to hide out enjoying their own spaces. Maybe we will gather for a glass of wine just to toast the time of new beginnings. Easter is a season of rebirth for a very ancient reason- after the winter of survival it is the best time to leap into new lives and new adventures with hope and excitment.
Happy leaping to us all.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Snow and more snow

Just a quick to from the land of white. I made a fast drive over to Spokane this week to check on Anita. She came down with a bad case of the Shingles (adult stage chicken pox) and reacted badly to the pain medication. She is on track now. I left her to head to the library (here now) and she was thinking of cloroxing the bathroom! We awoke this morning to 4 inches of snow on the ground!!! So much fun for starting the April gardening. I am sorry I didn't remember my camera for a picture of Anita in her yellow robe (the same one Dad use to wear). We are all thinking - "Maybe THAT would be a good Christmas gift"but you know she won't wear a NEW robe. So, all is well and I will head back to Kingston by Saturday to see if there is any chance to garden but am doubtful. Be well and be happy. Today is worth a smile!