Saturday, May 28, 2016


Wind Poppies, Chinese Houses
For Sylvia

Once I didn't know the blade of grass
is linked forever to the stars. I clung
to a story about crippling isolation
and misery. I have a new story

of light at the heart
of cells, light beyond the farthest
reaches of space. We
have stood together

every day in that light:
Because of you I know the light
at the heart of uncountable
atoms in a vast tapestry,

the two of us in our humble home
like atoms linked
to other atoms trillions
of light years away.

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Wind Poppies, Red Clover, Chinese Houses

You are mother to all
The flowers and stars
Within our children, to all
Their oceans and skies.
Your love is like the light
Within their children's eyes.