A Song of Earth and Sky

Marianne and I often walked in parks in Charlotte, specifically McAlpine Creek and Reedy Creek, and after she died I continued the tradition. But I allowed myself to become so busy, and for quiet some time never got to a park on the weekend. On Easter Sunday this year I returned to McAlpine Creek, and … Read more

A Morning in Spring

The road lies before me There are gentle turns But the direction is straight The sky is clear with light streaks of clouds I catch a glimpse of a tiny black bug in the grass Bird songs are heard A few people go by I cherish this morning in spring. This pause in life’s activities … Read more

A Winter Dawn

How lovely is the winter dawn! The gulls circle and glide High in the sky. The crows are not quite awake As they sit on the branches Of winter’s barren trees. The clouds are tinged with gray. Soon they will be transformed Into pink and rose As the sun begins its day’s journey. The thin … Read more

An Autumn Morning

It is an early autumn morning The sky is entirely cloudless Except for the silky moon Which looks so like a tiny cloud. Back towards the city there is a dull haze And ahead on the road there is a soft mist Gently illumined by the rising sun So it takes on a lovely golden … Read more


I am the thousand winds that blow I am the river flowing Always changing, never clinging Your small mind is afraid That you have lost me And you cannot bear the word goodbye Say the word, say goodbye And I say hello I am the thousand winds that blow.

Thank You

This is a thank you to my special friends A love letter to the sun Who has warmed more than my body A song to the birds Who have more than sung to me And shown more than beauty in their flight. A poem to the wonderful people Who have shared more than themselves Thank … Read more