Poems & Other Lies

April Freeze

April Freeze

 Thick frost crusts the ground Overhead, countless stars are blinking All around me the orchard fans thunder

read more
Quiet Morning

Quiet Morning

It is a quiet morning so far, but soon it will wake. The birds will start to chatter, a rooster will crow and several more will answer. Somewhere up the canyon a dog will start a conversation which will last for hours and involve most of his neighbors. The frog chorus...

read more
Windless Morning

Windless Morning

5/16/22 530 40f A windless morning the sky laced with clouds and dotted with stars. The moon waxing gibbous casts a blue glow through the oaks. A frog is croaking "good morning"

read more
Restless Morning

Restless Morning

There is a break in the rain. The moon is full behind the clouds. The owls are raising a ruckus. Roosters are crowing, frogs are croaking. There seems to be a lot going on for 430 in the morning.

read more
A Prevernal Frogument

A Prevernal Frogument

Two frogs argue in the dark. They intended to sleep until spring but woke before their alarm clock.   Eagerly, the first frog croaks: “Get up! Get up! Get up!”   “Too soon, Too soon,” grumps the other, through the lightly falling...

read more
Morning Dilemma

Morning Dilemma

Submerged in the darkness I struggle to distinguish the sound of water tumbling down the creek from the rushing tires of an approaching car Timing my naked leap from the hot tub so as not to offend the neighbors.

read more
Coyote Concert

Coyote Concert

Coyotes howling songs of freedom from the star-lit stage above Willow Flat Agitate farm dogs up and down the road And drive the inmates of the kennel To a frenzy

read more
Sunday Morning In January

Sunday Morning In January

Predawn freezing fog blankets the canyon. My rooster is arguing religion with the neighbor's bird. Occasionally some cock down the road will offer his ill considered opinion, only to be sternly rebuffed by an owl who has been struggling to remain aloof from the fray.

read more
Moonlit Snowfield

Moonlit Snowfield

Receding snow covers the ground like a dirty blanket, crusty and stained, flecked with debris. But the moon bathes it clean, transforming it into a glowing blue sheet stretching across the open fields from treeline to treeline. In the distance a lone coyote's laughter...

read more
Frozen Pinwheels

Frozen Pinwheels

Mimicking a steep mountain avalanche the snow rumbles off my lodge suddenly sliding down in sheets and curls scrubbing the canvas clean  

read more
Snowy Morning

Snowy Morning

Two crows and a robin cross the blank, gray sky overhead A wren pauses on a snowdrift before joining a junco in the filigree atop a birch Squirrels make their cautious way through the grove as small birds flit through  oak branches flocked with white The snow...

read more
Rocks is My Pillow

Rocks is My Pillow

Oh my Darlin'  Oh my Darlin' Oh my Darlin' Clementine You are lost and gone forever, dreadful sorry Clementine.                   June 1rst, 2007 - November 20th, 2021

read more
Day and Night

Day and Night

  A gust blows through the not quite bare oaks, filling the air with swirling leaves. Clouds part and the sun slants bright golden light through the pouring rain. Coyotes whoop in the dark, then fall still. Their echoing cries fade to silence. The bright stars...

read more
Join the Adventure!

Subscribe to our very periodic newsletter and never miss the latest adventure.

%d bloggers like this: