Monday, February 26, 2007


pull out winter coat
layer bed with quilt and flannel
still, daffodils bloom!

you put out fires
give relief to dogs alike
bright yellow hydrant

This is in gracious response to the weekly prompt "Color(ful)" at One Deep Breath.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

More Fibs

with me
letting go
your horrible day
meditating on your in breath

a bear hug
smiling ear to ear
we walk hand in hand in the rain

hands in a puddle
frolicking the morning away

This last one was inspired by a day spent with my 4 1/2 year old nephew. I will cherish that day for a long time.

For more info on poetry fibs, see "Spicy Fibs" post below.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Spicy Fibs

hot oil sizzling
cumin and mustard seeds pop
ready for curry

then add
mustard seed
sizzle and pop, pop
little black kernals on stove top
capers, olives, chili
tomatoes, for puttanesca
This is a fun response to the weekly prompt "Spicy Fibs" at
One Deep Breath. I love to cook Indian cuisine and play with the aromatic and tasty spices. Puttanesca is a favorite dish to cook as well.

To create a Fib:

In essence, there are only 2 rules. The first rule is the sequence of syllables which is 1/1/2/3/5/8. The second rule is that no one-syllable lines can contain an article (the, a, la, le, etc.) That's it.

Monday, February 12, 2007


home to centuries
marble, canvas and bronze
National Gallery

This is in gracious response to the weekly prompt "Shelter" at
One Deep Breath. The National Gallery of Art is one of my favorite places to explore. One thing I miss (besides family and friends) after moving west. I was there last Fall, and it was beautiful!

Friday, February 09, 2007

My Heart

This is my response to the challenge "Hearts" at Inspire Me Thursday. It's another attempt to explore my hidden feelings around heart surgery.

Monday, February 05, 2007


darkness falls below
snowy peaks dusted by pink
clouds, last host of day

This is in gracious response to the weekly prompt "Dusk/Twilight" at
One Deep Breath. I love dusk, especially in the winter. I like to sit with the lights off and watch the deepening blue hues of dusk take over the sky.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Sprout - IF

This is in response to the weekly challenge "Sprout" at Illustration Friday. A fun piece I created in Illustrator, that I hope sprouts some sunshine in your day.