Monday, January 31, 2011

small stone - Jan 31

last night 
as I drifted off to sleep 
window slightly open 
I could hear the rhythms of car noise 
pretended it was the sea 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

small stone - Jan 30

A magical place 
of wonder and fun 
A bedroom transformed 
with just a few sheets 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

small stone - Jan 29

collecting the morning paper 

muscles around my eyes 
tense from the brightness 
colours are sharp and clear 
bird ready flowing water 
has no cooling effect 

Friday, January 28, 2011

small stone - Jan 28

buying school uniform 

crisp white 
neatly folded 
increased readiness 
for another school year 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

small stone - Jan 27

gentle and cool 
pink flowers gently sway 

this morning 
the wind is whispering 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

small stone - Jan 26

Zumba on Australia Day 

Some of the time 
our moves were all a perfect match 

Some of the time 
they were moves more unique 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

small stone - Jan 25


usual routines 
fail to satisfy 
new ones 
are yet to be born 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

small stone - Jan 23

remembering last night's sunset 

they all agreed 
it is a beautiful photograph 
it didn't really look like that 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

small stone - Jan 22

A sudden glimpse 
orange and black 
on a single blade of green 

Moving quickly 
I lost a chance to really see 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

small stone - Jan 20

A child writes her name 

Carefully formed letters 
contain the concentration 
of a beginner writer 
sweet, wobbly perfection 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

small stone - Jan 19

Just outside the back door 

I hear voices of birds 
rustle of leaves 
the dog next door 

mostly though 
I notice 
the tree is buzzing 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

small stone - Jan 18

Setting my own pace 
for the first few hours of the day
a pleasure 
much appreciated 
and somewhat rare 

Monday, January 17, 2011

small stone - Jan 17

wobbly tooth

"Look at this" 
is accompanied by 
a fingertip pushing 
back and forth 
back and forth 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

small stone - Jan 16

writing a small stone 

feels like 
taking a photograph 
are the camera 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

small stone - Jan 15

black dots glide 
across clear blue sky 

when the dog next door quiets 
and in the pauses of car noise 
all I hear 
is the sweetness of birds 

Friday, January 14, 2011

small stone - Jan 14


In his sanctuary of my lap 
he curves just right 
and loudly purrs 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

small stone - Jan 13

A memory sparked

and one of my favourite books 
recently neglected 
will get some attention today 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

small stone - Jan 12

Jane and the Dragon 

From the TV 
theme song playing 
over and over again 
From the other end of the house 
theme song echoed 
over and over again 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

small stone - Jan 11

a few small words 
strategically placed 
remind me of so much more 

Monday, January 10, 2011

small stone - Jan 10


rather like a pre-verbal toddler 
he leads me to what he wants 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

small stone - Jan 9

underneath the roar
the leaves keep dancing
lights and music play on

Saturday, January 8, 2011

small stone - Jan 8

one single perfect peach 
remained unseen 
until new eyes came to visit

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

small stone - Jan 6

baby worms 

Now that I have a worm farm 
I'm not so keen to eat vermicelli 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

small stone - Jan 5

cupboard clean out

colours and patterns
remind me
of days long gone

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

small stone - Jan 4

A voice with a ring to it 
"I did it by myself"

Monday, January 3, 2011

small stone - Jan 3

morning paper

Laying silent on the driveway 
So many words 
To be unwrapped 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

small stone - Jan 1

false alarm

one tiny click alerts me
toast is ready
I know it's not true
I push it down