it begins
with a bang, fading
to a whimper ...


 

dark music
sifting light from
day's debris


 

humid days ...
honeysuckle scent
fills the gaps


 

star-filled night
twinkling in the lake
of her eyes


 

thirteen ways
to see a blackbird ...
flowing river


 

holding hands
our shadows merge ...
autumn dusk


 

open ground ...
a coffin echoes
falling earth


 

a morepork
changes his tune ...
flaxen moon


 

summer garden ...
an orchid absorbs
the sound of bees


 

picking at
the food of love -
turtledoves


 

night of pain
and even now -
dewdrops


soft breezes ...
distant thunder
rumbles by


 

a mayfly
tastes its shadow ...
final kiss


 

misty light
of a waning moon ...
water dragon


 

with dawn slime trails echo dreams


 

dodging
slings and arrows -
a stand-in


 

distant chant ...
water trickling
over moss


stormy night ...
within the thunder
trees flashing


 

yielding me
a place by the fire -
chilly night


 

a maggot
hatches unseen ...
silent bird


 

autumn winds
sculpt this face too ...
wrinkled crags


 

wind-whipped fog ...
a dragon eats
its own tail

warming
a single malt ...
peat fire


 

summer break --
cicadas raining
into rocks


 

the comfort
of your reflection ...
moon viewing


 

light riddled
with unspoken answers ...
breaking clouds


 

hidden path ...
sifting the debris
of the last


 

hobbling light ...
the scapegoat of love
revealed


 

silence ...
the cicadas
underground


 

sheltering
under stars long gone -
homeless monk


 

new year dawn
drifting in the wind
pristine skies


autumn dreams ...
a social butterfly's
red shoe