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