Tuesday, March 29, 2011

She travels

I wait.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dog Psalm #31

The first day of Spring is one thing.
And the first Spring day is another.
The difference between them can be as great as a month. 
In these days of longer light
bask in the sun when it can be found.
Watch for the bud and the sprouting seed
and despite any snow or mischievous sleet

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Biggest Moon

in eighteen years
hovered just outside the door.
The vernal equinox slipped by
The daffodil days have arrived.
So I delight in them.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Fifth Season

is the most marvelous season of all.
It is 'Mud Season'
That sweet, mushy time
between Winter and Spring.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Dog Psalm #30

The Greatest Happiness is
to know peace unchanged

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dear Japan,

I am watching over you.
as I hold you in my heart
bow to your courage
and keep you in my prayers

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Long March

The wintry weather drags on and on
beneath a dull grey sky.
The dirty snow mound means the snowplow guy 
has scraped up the road along with the snow.
Hey Buddy, leave the road. We need the road.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dog Psalm #29

Take to the pillow. Meditation cannot be done wrong.
It need only be practiced.
May you be safe. May you be happy. May you live in peace.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


"One does not discover new lands 
without consenting to lose sight of the shore 
for a very long time." Andre Gide
I always keep one eye open
determined not to miss the first appearance of land.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Smoke 'em

if you got 'em
or lick 'em as the case may be.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Dog Psalm #28

When I am still
I can hear a great, quiet voice
gently remind me
Fear not, all is as it should be.
I do not need to cling or run.
Acceptance is the path to peace.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Sap is Rising

The heat from the energy of the trees
melts a little circle around the base of their trunks.
A sure sign that their sap is rising 
and Spring is on the way.
My sap rises for cookies and ball games.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Down Dog

Oh, did you mean "down dog" as in "get down off the bed?"
Well then how do you feel about a "puppy pose" on the yoga mats?
When I yoga I like to Svaroopa.
Why not let gravity do the work?