Sunday, July 31, 2011

July 31

Colours on the flyscreen 

A precise blend
sunlight and my viewpoint 
a recipe for beauty 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

July 30

Over the back fence 
the tree is dressed 
in tiny white clouds 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 28

One hour later 

the muted tones of early morning 
replaced by brightness and shadow

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

July 26

A return to the familiar 
Everything is the same 
yet slightly different 

Monday, July 25, 2011

July 25

Post dental visit 
My jaw aches 
Bird and car noise blurs together 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

July 24

I drive past a house
like many, many times before 

I notice the patterns on the curtains 
for the first time 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 23

In the small gap between curtain and wall 
I watch 
long, thin leaves being blown around 

Friday, July 22, 2011

July 22

A man walks through the shopping centre 
dressed as a hotdog 
It looks like he is trying not to laugh 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

July 21

Some mornings I awake to sweet chatter 
Today - one bird 
sharp shouts 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 20

Opportunity shopping 

Browsing the bookshelves 
Triggers so many childhood memories 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 19

A rare afternoon nap 

in my shoulders and neck 
until I can ignore it no more 

Monday, July 18, 2011

July 18

Today my daughter turns fifteen 
I needed to sign and date a form 
I started to write the wrong year 
corrected myself just in time 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 16

Open-beaked and wide-eyed
the birds yell 
then bounce from wire to wire 

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 15

Wood oven pizza 

Warmth radiates towards me 
Cheese bubbles within seconds 
Flavours blend together perfectly 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 12

Three hours later 
The numbers on the clock 
astound me 
I was closing my eyes for just a few more minutes  

Monday, July 11, 2011

July 11


Old patterns return 
bring reminders of the past 
Despair at their return 
or gratitude that they are regular no more? 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 10

Daffodils in the neighbour's front yard 
Such a bright yellow 
Like a giant smile 
as I reverse the car each day 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July 9

As I drive around the corner 
Bright yellow bells 
jangle in front of my eyes 
One tree standing out from the rest 
"Look at me! Look at me!" 

Friday, July 8, 2011

July 8

10 year old trying on new clothes 
The 'jog on the spot' test 
a necessary inclusion 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 7

200 posts 

200 small stones 
nearly 200 days into the year 
My first daily small stone written just before January 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 6

The toddler heads straight to the puddle 
splash, splash, splash 
rubber boots on 
she came prepared 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 5

Outdoor performance 

The audience comes and goes 
just like the rain 

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4

Waiting in the bank 
I watch the body language of another 
and I am transported to my former self 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

July 3

The front door opens and shuts 
by itself 
We look at each other 
astonishment and a tinge of fear 
I investigate 
see the back of our cat 
as he casually walks away 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July 2

The road is dark with water 
The lavender shivers 
A Saturday to stay inside 

Friday, July 1, 2011