Monday, March 12, 2012

March 11, 2012

towel over my head 
listening to the ocean roar 
build and fade 
my skin peppered 
with dots of sunshine 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 31 - skim

WIth a mysterious quality 
Sand powered by wind 
skims towards me 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 28 - bounce

Rain droplets bounce 
on the green ocean 
A misty haze hovers 
above the water  

Friday, January 27, 2012

January 27 - jiggle

Home again 
I've missed how
the key needs to be jiggled 
just that certain way 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 26 - umbrellas

Umbrellas for the rain
Lathering of sunscreen
Half an hour of Australia day

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January 24 - story

"Tell that one"
She asks for the story
The one she has heard so many times before.
She laughs with her whole body.

Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23 - fountain

One, two, three
Head and hands first
then feet kick a fountain
to the pool edge

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 21 - intent

A small boy pauses
at the top of the ferry steps
intent on fastening his jacket

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 18 - awkward

Long legs and long neck
A mix of graceful and awkward
flies overhead

(oops, forgot to post yesterday)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 15 - creak

Unusual quiet 
tick, tick, tick of the clock 
creak of the side gate 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January 14 - carried

My tears are carried by 
memories of years now gone 
I watch the walk down the aisle 

Friday, January 13, 2012

January 13 - vibrant

bus stop seat 
in vibrant blue 
and vibrant green 
then 500 metres later 
another one  

Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 12 - rumble

A rumble of a plane overhead 
A constant hum of cars 
A sweetness of intermittent bird calls 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 11 - giggle

One now ten and one now eleven 
Their faces light up and they giggle 
at stories from their younger years 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January 10 - bounce

Leaves twinkle in the breeze 
A small branch bends 
as a bird bounces 

Monday, January 9, 2012

January 9 - scent

A clatter of sticks being chopped 
by lawnmower blades 
A gum leaf scent lingers 
in the air 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January 8 - remind

1. Crunchy, curled brown leaves 
on the strawberry plant 
A reminder of last week's heat 

2. A trip into the past 
can remind 
just how good the present is. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

January 6 - sorting

I sort through piles of paper 
and memories come crawling out 
from their hiding spaces 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January 3 - buzz

School holidays 
A buzz of electronic noise 
from both ends of the house  

Monday, January 2, 2012

January 2 - rustle

Wind rustles through leaves 
Apricots fall from the tree 
I imagine a snake 
and my heart jumps 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 1 - tinny

Dry leaf 
in plastic watering can 
A tinny sound surprises me