Monday, 16 April 2018

it's good...

it's good to be here
on a snowy spring evening

it's good to have enjoyed a nice lunch
with tasty broth and ramen noodles
tables close together

it's good to come home to
a 19 year old 'kitten'
nuzzles and lap time

it's good to know that for now
all is good

and that it's good to hold tight
and embrace everyone
and everything

all so lovely
and loving


puffy fluffs are falling from the sky
onto rooftops
lawns and walks
everything is swaddled
swaddled in white

Sunday, 15 April 2018

springtime in Canada

reading today about the weather in Toronto
1200 reported auto collisions

friends near La Chute
'waiting for the storm to pass'

a bit windy here
snow forecast for later this week

a bit of runoff from the roof
melting before more freezing
then melting again

disruptions to the GulfStream

taking the 'norm'
out of normal

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

the first...

i heard her singing before i saw her
flitting from branch to branch
in the dogwood
the first robin

spring has been slow in coming this year
but now it has arrived

welcome to the red ones

Saturday, 7 April 2018


a chemical element with the symbol 'Ti'
and atomic number 22
a lustrous transition metal

now little pieces embedded inside
(with the promise that they won't trigger metal detectors in airports)

years ago, introduced to a friend of a friend with titanium framed glasses
he claimed they were very flexible and invited me to try them out
i politely declined but was persuaded to test them
one bend
two bends
on the third bend popped out one of his prescription lenses

a metal as we transition
into the future

Monday, 2 April 2018

a splash of colour

a cardinal on a limb the other day
the gift of bird watching
and dear friendship
a little excursion from the prairies
to the land of stones
st. andre d'argenteuil

Sunday, 25 March 2018