Archive for February, 2012

Old Woman with Springtime Eyes

Posted by on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012

Old Woman With Springtime Eyes

I remember you:
busy at simple tasks
your dustpan flashing
through sun-glinting particles
as if gathering stardust.

I followed you:
climbed the orchard hill with you.
Afternoon light wrapped ‘round us
as we filled our baskets
with red and gold of autumn apples.

Remember you:
in your long green gown.
Shadowed in purple twilight
you watered young plants
with a rusted sprinkler.

Always
I remember your springtime eyes
that bid me welcome—
that lighted my way
when I needed to leave.

Published 2011 in Song of the San Joaquin

Valentine 2012

Posted by on Wednesday, 15 February, 2012

Valentine 2012

Beneath the bustle
of gathering clouds
imagine us together
meandering along a forest path
and the stones where we walk
shine in our presence
and the growing green of grass
perfumes the air.
Imagine these words
rippling out
into persimmon glow
in the evening sky
like love floating
above the parting day.