Friday, July 31, 2009

Night Cat

Eyes large, paws prowl
Perfect balance on the fence
Soft fur, silent steps
Magnifying every sense
Perked ears, perfect sight
In the dimming cricket light.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


A spool, a cylinder
Is round
Upon which winding
Threads are found
And if someone
Inclined to sew
Who has the thread
And has the know
Should take a look
And take a notion
We will see
Their sewing motion
Making something
Whole, or new
A very useful
Thing to do
And so creative
As we see
Some mended, and
Some yet to be.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Red Block

Red block on the floor
How did you get there?
Know what you are for,
Or do you care?

A hand put you there
Of that is no doubt
There's no other way
A block could get out.

The toy box is full
Of others like you
So that's where I will
Return you to.

Next time when a hand
And mind will make art
You'll not be it all
But a part.

Together you'll stand
Divide and you'll fall
Intelligent hand
Learns it all.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Anvil

The ringing of the anvil
Was a disappointing tone
For though I raise the hammer
It will spark upon the stone
(We thought we had it figured out,
And we were not alone.)
And yet I bread to wonder
Why the pie flew in the sky
And why the woods for weeks stood still
And let their sailors die.
(For who had not yet felt the death
Of rivers that run dry?)
And here I stand and wonder,
And go, "Why, oh why, oh why?"

Monday, July 6, 2009


Large, soft paws
Long legs
Thick fur
Deep eyes
Sharp teeth
Night song
Heard far
Thinks hard
Herds prey
Runs fast
Leaps high
Feeds cubs.