If Summer Could Go On Forever

sunflowers would
shine their cheerful light
through winter’s dark night

Like Lovers Parting

monarch and flower
kissed by the sun
one final embrace
before the journey’s begun


“I can’t hear you.
Say it in my ear”
“I said I think we lost the ball.”


autumn’s intensity
of color and light
renews my spirit

Frost Dodger

as summer wanes
each flower more precious
for the precariousness

What’s In A Name?

call me
by my real name
groused the pheasant


The butterfly, cow and flower
conferring beauty
on the day

At The Sunflower House

every size and kind
of sunflower
under the sun

Field Colleague

we share a moment
then take off
to our work

Savoring The Sunshine

summer has not yet
opened the gate
to fall

Circle Of Life

every ending
ushers in
the next beginning

Cascade Of Hearts

the one hundred year old
stone frog
worships at this alter

In These Times

delicate bloom
in a vast sky

The River In September

the deepening
of green and blue
expands the view

Gathered and Dispersed

the congregation
of monarchs
billows away

Contemplating Life

a good companion
is the flower
full of quiet and complexities