28 October, 2010

Mayfield Road

Mayfield Road,
where the dirt flew,
the only place
I, called,
home-

where the stationery,
perfumed-laced
letter lay, in the
tiny room

under the loved-stitched
quilt, away from the
large, family,
noise.

purple school dress,
ran to come
off, up
tunnel-like
stairs

music played,
books on
corner desk,
car on road,
home-

Mayfield Road.

25 October, 2010

She's the One Who Cares

I was first born,
first born of her favorite son.
My real mother, grandmother,
gave me opportunities to grow.
Like father, like daughter.

I learned to play poker,
and when I had to try again,
and again, and again,
My real mother,
grandmother,
was there.-daw

20 October, 2010

Mushroom Haiku

mushroom infant, gray
fungi of birches, white skin
fall, just around bend-daw

18 October, 2010

Three Haiku

            I
Love is elusive.
Floating plume on stream of life.
Warm as spring on face.-daw
           II
Weep no more my friend,
This is how today will be.
A new path taken.
          III
Chase the plume, you must.
It is hard catching loves' ride,
Sometimes warm as sun.-daw

15 October, 2010

The Third Place

Bald Boulder
seemingly the top of
a world,
my world, filled with
pine and moss,
and sun, warming the
surface I sit on.

Sky, filled with
cumulus clouds, summer
blue surrounding...
as the pen in
hand on the page reveals
the words.

I must always leave.-daw

09 October, 2010

Life's Elemental Purpose

Life’s Elemental Purpose

Gathering,
simple,
functions,
life's choices,
baring gifts.
Given ancestors:
fire,
water,
air,
earth,
living for cause.
Given circle:
lives entangle,
gifts.
Given purpose:
sacred
graces
all.-daw

This was created with my tan button cap-hat on.  I have recently been reading Rumi and he says (my words) that you should live what you do.  I do.  Put on a hat and ask yourself, "Do I live what I do?"

04 October, 2010