Monday, February 27, 2012

February has brought with it, drawings of women and birds,

shadows on roof tops,

and today, as I prepare the morning coffee,
shafts of light illuminate a cutting board.

Increasingly, more and more, my world has come down
to things immediate and of a plain beauty so
magnificent it is hard to miss.

The Tv box and newspapers distract from this kind of seeing,
so does gossip, small talk and chatting on the phone.

To hone the inner world with eyes that see,
one must be conscious of what is chosen.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Exploring line and glimpses of beauty

Exploring the qualities of line, I trace the shapes of two figures.
A bird returns to those that have shown it love.

Like an old lockset that is graced with cracks and patina,
this life is full of openings and closings.

slamming hard
and opening gently,

it is with care
that I can see

the meaning of the 
hard edges and brokenness,

a glimpse of the beauty and perfection
that was always there.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Shadows, light and exquisite beauty.

One day when the evenings were long,
and the cooper hawk sat very still....

I went to my brother's home and wandered among the snow,
shadows and light.

His beautiful sculptures of stone, each one telling a different story, looked
at home, as if they had rooted themselves where they were placed.

Snow crusted and ivy entwined.

The creative process, a mystery.

Ideas taking shape in the mind,

are transformed into exquisite beauty.

This one shall follow me home someday soon and will take
root in my heart and be cherished.

The artist in his home.

Thursday, February 02, 2012


When she's not wreaking havoc on the household....

Emma likes to make a shroud out of the curtain
and sit very still.