Friday, December 13, 2013

Tis The Season




I'm tilted in the holiday.
Free fall family issues.
I rise and flow with the daze.
Happy to serve and ready to lead.
Travel south and share.
Happiness reigns.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Taking Care




Days roll by.
Time with Grandchildren is rich.
It's not easy.
There's tears, anger and chaos.
The difficulties of keeping them still and focused are many.
But the moments of joy and laughter make up for it.
I'm learning a lot about them and myself.
It's a gift to be here in Alabama.
Spending long hours with the family is good.
Life leads us to many unforeseen places.
This is a chance.
A time to stand up and help.
Thanks.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

We Abide


Precious beat of life.
November blows strong with pain.
The family abides.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Love Hangs


See how far?
All the way to Alaska.
Mystery holds.
Love hangs.
Bet on the ride.
Thank you.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Clarity Reigns



Wrestling with resolve.
Ignorance and innocence remain.
Heart open.
Free, finally.
It's passed.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Softly




Softly I cry a river.
Knowing my boundary.
Rising above.
Letting go.
Carried away in the joy of living.
Stand up.


Monday, October 7, 2013

Promise Of Poppy


Stand before blossoms.
Study crimson.
Unfurled petal spoke in a whisper. 
Look to the sea.
High above Boot Legger's Cove
Turnagain Arm shows us we're free.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

October Comes A Calling




Strike with good intent.
Happiness is close.
Love swirls in
autumn breeze.
Trees dance their
 yellow leaves.
October comes a calling.








Friday, September 27, 2013

Update September 27th


1984
San Francisco
Dada Festival
w/Eva Lake
Hotel Utah
No life like it!
Gratitude oozes.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Anxious Rest



Summer of life.
Pain free.
Long, thick, hard journey.
Gaze at the mountains, ocean, stars and sun.
I don't rule my heart.
I follow and it led me here.
To Alaska.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Amanita Muscaria


Destroying Angel.
Found on the neighbors front lawn.
Death cap cries, 'Eat me!"

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunny Side Up



Accepting autumn.
My heart aches
with dreams of Termination.
Searching the mountains 
for a message.
Climb and feel content.
Work and worry.
Tired of the rat race.
Drifting again.
Getting prepared to travel south.
Gratitude for my friend.
My heart dwells in Alaska.


Monday, August 19, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Riding A Wave


The increase of love humbles me.
I give it all away.
Still floored by my heart.
It rules every move.
Following that path fearlessly,
I weep with joy.  

Dreamland


Sweetest Honey
Dripping slowly
as the sun goes down.
Azure turquoise sky 
leads me to my sleepy bed.
Oh melting dreams of delight
I relax and share
in amazement
that my dizzy rest is peaceful
and content this moment.
Yum.
Thank you.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Rainbow


Rainbow

Possessing a gift.
Climbing helps the heart beat right.
The air is sugar.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Birthday Wishes For Our Country




Stay still and keep your own counsel.
Watch in wonder as time slips by.
Love life and squeeze it dry.
I dreamt about my father last night.
I was looking for his number so I could call him.
He died in 2003, but I wanted to speak with him in my dream.
I want to tell him I love him. I miss you Daddio.

Excerpt of The Gettysburg Address by A. Lincoln~

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Working Woman


I'm happy.
The only issues I have are the ones I dream up.
I regress in to selfish, disappointment from time to time.
But more and more I'm not interested in going there.
I enjoy being in bliss. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

On Top


On Top

First time this year.
Feels like church.
Got my parking pass.
A meaningful hike.
Difficult but rewarding.

Monday, June 10, 2013

59 Is Divine


59 Is Divine

The summary is one glorious spring.
High above the ocean fantastic.
Fragile lips that kiss.
Petals blush in perfect pink.




Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bella


Bella

My charge for the week.
She keeps me honest.
I enjoy our time together.

Monday, May 13, 2013

May 12th, 2013 Refrain of Mama


Wear my mother's pancho and rule the world.
She speaks as I dig in the soil and smell spring.
Layers of distance show the way.
 Practiced at solitude and quiet work, health returns. 
The sheets are clean and happiness washes
over winter dirt of tears.
Tenderness hides in folds of
love as I smile resolutely in a stance of
integrity with wild cards. 
I live in her skin. She's gone, 
but the connection is strong. Her words
pleasure or painful, made my mother's voice
echo in my head. She loves me.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

May 5th, 2013


We be dancing.
At The Fais Do Do.
Music fills the air.
I am hurting no mo.
Lessoned learned
and the sun will shine.
The muddy swamp
has cleared my mind.
Take the words 
of love to heart.
I ride my two wheeler
toward a fresh start.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Painful Truths

Painful Truths

There are breakthroughs.
The learning of lessons.
I'm learning mine and enjoying the journey.
Cruel people are hard to take.
You cannot avoid it sometimes.
It's in your face.
No matter how much love,
it can manifest in each of our lives.
Life humbles us.
No one gets out alive.
Being gentle and gracious is my answer.
Being understood is a blessing,
but there's no guarantee.
Give to those you love and let them be.
Doing time here on Earth.
I don't want mine to be 'hard time'.
Sing out and let go.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Love Through This



Love Through This

All signs point to Spring.
Although predictions call for flurries,
I tend to think the tide has turned.
For me too.
The ocean was offered my last tear.
Continual surrender and vigilant prayer
lift me through the quagmire.
I recognize the pattern and break free.
All of it done lovingly. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Raven Croaks



Raven Croaks


I listen to the birds this morning.
The Raven tells me where to go.
Snow blankets the landscape.
Facing up to the work is daunting.
Moving on with my life is challenging.
I take responsibility for my actions.
Feeling strong in my convictions.
Knowing that it is all about the love.


Sunday, March 31, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Nobody Said It Was Easy


I'm ready for the challenge.
Thrilled to be here.
Happy loving words.
Keep me high. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

All The Love


The days quickly fly by.
I leave for Alaska soon.
Excited to be traveling again.
This trip to New Orleans was magical.
I worked and made lot's of progress.
I love my house here.
I will be back for Jazz Fest.
Summer and Fall in Alaska.
I'm grateful.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pansy Up







Today I rested.
Cooked greens from the garden and studied.
The phone rang as I tried to work.
I'm a pansy. Life in New Orleans can be sweet.
I begin again. It's simple.
Stay close and create something.
Thank you.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday

Spending the mellow day with friends(Uriah & Olaf). New Orleans rises to the occasion of the game and the city is bursting with the good, the bad and the oh, so sport fan tourist. Preparing french cut pork chops on the rib. Gonna roast and then smoke them. The sides are collard greens from my garden and white beans with creamed parsnips. It's gloriously sunny and life in the south certainly has it's good points. Later on, we will watch San Francisco play The Ravens. I was rooting for the west, but I may just flip and go for the under dog team from Baltimore. That's my way. Enjoy everyone where ever you may be.