Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Another I


"A friend is another I."
~
Aristotle


Friendship is fortune:
Silver clouds, gold like the sun.
Priceless whispers shared
moments, each breath.

Singular Sweetness.

Across the sky a jet flies
carrying my grateful heart to you.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

When We Share


"When we share --
that is poetry in the prose of life.
"
~
Sigmund Freud




Like me
You rise to greet the sun.
unencumbered
unexpected delight.

At the sight of you
my heart joins with yours.

We soar.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

As Far and As Deep


"Really, I think one's art goes only 
as far and as deep as your love goes."
~ Andrew Wyeth

Unrequited
Over there
my heart waits for you
blazing with longing truth.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Heart


"A happy heart comes first,
then the
happy face."
~ Shania Twain


Approaching pink and lavender
Over snow and gold,
endless happiness.

An Asheville Airport plane 
rises above the ridge
My ridge, the cove, 
a treasure chest
of white powder and sky...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Contemplation


"Teach correctly…
Find delight in contemplation."
~
St. Augustine


Snow, like memories,
fall and grow
creating depth too holy
to completely fathom today.

Nathan with snowman he created with Kayla
Clapton rarity: looking at the camera
Kolo, ready to explore



Thursday, December 17, 2009

To Be Loved, As To Love


"Make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow
love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt,
faith;
where there is despair,
hope;
where there is darkness, light;and where there is sadness,
joy.

O
heavenly Father, grant that I
may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to
understand;
to be loved, as to
love;
for it is in
giving that we receive,
it is in
pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying
that we are born to eternal
life."
~ Prayer of
St. Francis of Assisi




Time helps you see things clearer.
I said this prayer every day
when I attended St. Francis High

I still find my way back.
Meaning resonates 
Words comfort 
And my hope for peace remains.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

amazing day

"i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly
spirits of trees
and a blue true
dream of sky;
and for everything
which is natural
which is infinite which is yes"
~
e.e. cummings

Happy birthday, Grandma Dorothy...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Color Is Joy

"Color is Joy.
One does not think
Joy.
One is carried by it."
~ Ernst Haas


The sun suggests immortality...And the clouds... all the answers to every question are there, in the clouds... Spectacular sunrise. Fast moving fog drenches Cove, rising and twirling against a blue sky, clean from the rain.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Imagine It

"You won't get anything
unless you have the vision
to
imagine it."
~
John Lennon


Just a glorious sunrise. I walked with the morning chill. Open your heart and let the light in.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Can't Stop the Sun

"Can't stop the sun from Shining... Shining..."
~ Tom Petty

Today's sunrise brought to you by brrrrr... Toto, we're not in Honolulu anymore...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Change

"Everything in life that we
really accept undergoes a change."
~ Katherine Mansfield
Here's the dilemma... The sunrise is absolutely gorgeous... blue sky, clouds... bright. I'll have to post another pix. Remarkable contrast.

Fully Understood

"Every man supposes himself not to be
fully
understood or appreciated."
~
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sky is burning red... clouds magnificent. (And the sun hasn't risen even)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

After a Storm

Sunset off front porch...
"Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldnt we?"
~ Rose Kennedy
Unbelievable Asheville sky... Storm rinsed out gray. Bold colors of yellow, orange and blue. Spectacular, fast-moving clouds... Going into the sunset business today.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Always a Valley

"Always a valley before a hill."
~ American Proverb
Waiting for the sun in morning chill, listening to Kapono Beamer strum classic "Pua Lilia" on my MP3. Gorgeous... Thinking.... How can life be this full and simple?