Sun Flower

Sun Flowers my mother was a painter, my father a poet, I danced into life… I have a painting in the kitchen Sunflowers unsigned, undated, said to be my mother’s the flowers are big bold free unlike her style yet Auntie says… “for sure, it’s your mother’s” I stare into their bright yellowness Four BrightContinue reading “Sun Flower”

further farther beyond

Further, Farther and Beyond             bright eyes lashes fluttering into mine time to play she says– wake up no, you cannot sleep   on puffy pillows  we pretend to eat a feast savory  and sweet calorie free for me eat it all and then   plastic fruit knives, forks and spoons dish up colorful makeContinue reading “further farther beyond”

Love is Contagious

I wrote this before I knew the severity of the Corona Virus. Sadly I was mistaken. I was ashamed of what I wrote and trashed it. I just took it out of trash. If only this is just a bad dream and we’ll all wake up. “I’m a dreamer and probably will be one forever.”Continue reading “Love is Contagious”

Pink Dolphins and Parallel Moons

I changed the title of this series….Having trouble with a title. If you have any suggestions for a title–please help.) In my dream, a firefly lights my way hummingbirds drip honey, ocean waves rise in sync with my breath the Amazon’s pink dolphins mate with virgins another Mary is born our world turns upside downContinue reading “Pink Dolphins and Parallel Moons”

Counting my Breath

Counting my Breath what can you say about the sun, moon, stars while sky holds them up do they have a choice looking out my window figures walk their dogs some run some trot some stop to smell the roses I planted on the curb I watch them sniff then off they go please spreadContinue reading “Counting my Breath”

Akiko Yosano #2

Akiko is my favorite tanka poet. Her tanka were bold, sensuous and controversial. Here is my tanka in honor of Akiko and below it are examples of her tanka from the book “Tangled Hair.” They were chosen randomly. The book is excellent and has 165 of her tanka, notes and her biography. Akiko wrote 50Continue reading “Akiko Yosano #2”