Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Fairy Tale of The Return of Her at Peony Garden

A handsoem scholar,
dreams of a fairy alike girl,
met at peony garden.
Hunger for each other,
The girl becomes sick and died,
the lad comes for clue.
Connected by her painting,
He dates her ghost spirits at mid night,
a sad story revealed.
Fairy flowers are moved,
they reward the girl reviving candles,
she comes alive with him waiting.
love is fragile,
fairy tales are fictional, but it's satisfying
to human nature and hope.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Chief Leschi of the Nisqually By Duane Niatum

He awoke this morning from a strange dream-
Thunderbirds wept for him in the blizzard.
Holding him in their circle, Nisqually women
Turn to the river, dance to its song.
He burned in the forest like a red cedar,
His arms directing blue flames toward
the white men claiming the camas valley
4 their pigs and fowl
Musing over wolf tracks vanishing in snow,
The memory of his spouse and children
keeps him mute. Glimering in the dawn fires,
His faith grows roots, tricks the soldiers
like a fawn, resting black as the river...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This Is Just Perfect

are you
who is torn
in the folk tale
so sad to be born
that I can chew the words
now and then, the sour one
on the tongue and the sweet vines
clutched to the wall as life's treat? In
the far distance world unknown
we are reminded the on time
and the ancient wisdom
Fax not baptism
But hope alone
Prayers for
the mild

Saturday, November 10, 2012


The twilight showing, a pendant
of colorful puffy balls, flashing;
the float of pollen and pom pom winking
overlapping, and folding the sight,
A skyful bonfire.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Hyde Park Thursday Poets Rally Week 76: October 31-November 7, 2012

 we need balance
on daily basis.
the way we have noodle soups
and rice alternately for dinner.
twelve inches salt
to one foot fact.
our common senses
and the will to stay connected or hopeful
the balance of reading
and writing.
and the mixed times
of reunion and separation!