Monday, June 15, 2009

Back on Turtle Island

a poem found by the side of the bed

there is nothing like
a cold glass of
water after waking from a dream
and surely as the damp pastel
of night leaks through your parting eyelids
a summers solitude will fill your head
with blades of reality and swirling
unanchored images.

and between your dream-stained sheets
you found a shred of what you loved about me;
how i could build a framework
of your mind 
and as you sipped 
a sweaty glass i returned the stories
to the lining of your throat.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Last Days in Oz

waking this morning
eyes still closed
I was home in New England
hearing my father down the stairs,
in the hallway
putting on his boots;
the echo of his morning routine
traveling through the old beams of the house

I smiled for a moment
at that old familiar feeling

but soon the sound was only
Tyler in the kitchen
cleaning dishes.

still here,


sunrise, star still in the sky


Fun with Kangaroos


finding the peacock

this croc was 17-18 feet long! i could fit perfectly (and conveniently) inside its torso!

blue winged kookaburra

other kooks

not an owl!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sometimes in the mountains

Sometimes in the mountains
the trees grab water straight from the clouds!
and place it gently into the rivers
and with a wave, watch it wander
down to sea.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Still Lives & Poor Traits


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pan o Rams

a few panoramas for good measure.

click to enlarge

Japan Pt. 4

houses, temples, shrines
are built much like the people;
precise, elegant.
need not look too far
for all the sacred places
as close as your heart


Nachi no Taki
Japans largest waterfall

worlds largest torii gate

hot cleansing water of Yunomine onsen

Monday, April 27, 2009

Japan Pt. 3

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage
Day 2
Nakahechi Trail + Akagi-goe Trail


hours of walking
melt into seconds of bliss;
dance across the earth
dark cedar forest,
the mother and father slopes,
passing through the womb


*roof made entirely of straw!

wooden dick in a shrine!

descent into Yunomine

Over 800 year old tree;
may you out outlive us all!


The Creatures of Kumano Kodo!

forest crab

evil serpent spirit?
leave it your lunch.