David Hockney’s Water

deep in the woods
in the small brook
his paint brush paints

They Stand In Solidarity

the tree trunk curtseys
to the power and durability
of rock and stone

Mystery Of Snow

cloaked in cold
insulated by the thing
from the thing

This December’s Interval

rock, leaf, ice, snow
elements and artifacts

Nature’s Time

flowering sundial
it’s gnomon
the coulds

They Meet Each Spring

enduring rock
perpetual phlox

In Endless Variation And Subtlety

mighty granite
displays so many grays
in the shale of the palisades

Kiss Me Over The Garden Gate

at the flower’s
love and affection

Granite and Lichen

ancient friends
in company since
the beginning of time


stepping stones
in the mossy path
invitation to the woods


rock and lichen
give rise to
new life’s watch tower