David Hockney’s Water

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

Still Life

and demise
juxtaposed by light

Side By Side

through the heart
of the valley
travels the river and train

The River In September

the deepening
of green and blue
expands the view

Work And Play

between wood stackings
we put paddles in the water
time is our friend

Morning Glory

I fly in your sky
and swim in
your ocean of blue

Essential Elements

steel heron
waits by stone bowl
filled with rain

Sitting By The Fountain

listening to the water
share the story of

Seen And Seen

that spot of light
the glint in the eye
of the universe

You Can (But You Can’t) Fence Me In

the dandelions corralled
but their wishes
cannot be contained


sunlight sparkles on water
snowflakes descend to greet it
all kinds and conditions of magic


blessings bestowed
in sunshine and snow
great gratitude for all that is given