Category Archives: Uncategorized

Our Hands Can’t Reach Backward

Time’s furnace swallows all our loves and holds them in an iron crucible. As the years pass what’s left is the matter of truth. If it’s gold then rejoice for the way is made. If it’s ash, then smear it … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Love’s Story

Why these tragic songs of love that end with sorrows everyone knows? Love answers all, even the questions one hasn’t yet learned to ask. _______________ -kt, 1/2020

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Into the Hearth the Mirror of Time

The Black-eyed Susans wept into the frosty glen That winter met unvisited, untouched, untrod. The sunlight caught in a cup of lily Was drunk only by empty sky, Which smiling held forth but its cold grace. O, touch the soft … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Invasion

  She pours out the last grains of rice from a clay urn. Gently she lays the cup inside and rests the lid back in place — its faint, empty drumming. __________________ -KT, 1/27/2020; based on the film, Ip Man

Posted in Haiku, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blessings

One overcast day she felt sad and drove to the coast. There, six dolphins came in to play among the waves — on a single wave, six dolphins body-surfing! Leaving, she felt whole again. She knew the dolphins had come … Continue reading

Posted in Poetical Prose, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Persimmons Once

I walked down to the orchard  today to see what had become of the few persimmons which we had left on the tree prior to the engaging activities of the holidays. The tree was barren but for the dry and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Robbie – Portrait

Posted in Cats, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Gus, A Portrait

Posted in Cats, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Joy in Solstice

Such gleeful delight. What a way to greet Solstice! Thank you, Gus.

Posted in Cats, solstice, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Venus and Luna

This is what Venus and the Moon cooked up last Sunday (July 15) for all to see in the late evening sky. This was taken in Northern California, in the Sierra Foothills. These two have been performing a marvelous dance … Continue reading

Posted in Astronimical, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Takuan Looks for the Moon

Every night the moon frolics in the stream — yet show me what it has touched or even a shadow. -A rendition of a poem by Takuan, tr. originally by Lucien Stryk in “The Crane’s Bill”

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Gift of the Purple Martin

Walking a path on a hot afternoon, shedding a heavy mantle of work’s entangling thoughts, my attention’s drawn to a shadow on the path — a dark purple swallow rests with his belly buried in the sun-baked sand at path’s … Continue reading

Posted in Fauna, Poetry, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

What is that On the Cover?

The cover of Gathered Rain is a twig of oleander after the seeds have sprung from their pod.  The twig is dropping to the ground in a rainstorm and has just bounced upward after having struck a small puddle. Find … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Oh So Worth a Visit

There are some finely crafted poems in this issue of hedgerow journal. One of my favorites by Joy McCall:  

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Red Fox Happy

There’s a beautiful red fox around here lately, which I’ve not yet had the pleasure of seeing, but which my wife recently saw.  He, or she, was dashing across the far end of the front lawn, happy and energized.  Apparently, … Continue reading

Posted in Around the House, Fauna, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Join Me for Tea?

Those sweet surprises from the garden. 

Posted in Around the House, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Windumemanoth

It’s been rather cool here in the Motherload recently.  And refreshing!  Clear skies, leaves just starting to turn.  Autumn began last week, on Tuesday at 2:19PM PST.  The Celts considered the months of Autumn to be August, September, and October. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment