Thursday, March 31, 2016


grinding through my day
I listen to river ghosts
daydreaming of trout

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


walking a river
I follow the soggy path
reading the water

Blue Bird

making our coffee
i see a blue bird singing
defying grey clouds


blue bird in red limbs
clinging to a maple tree
greeting the grey clouds

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

March Snow

snow on the branches
spring only for a moment
trees are now waking


gathering March snow
here for a moment then gone
riding an east wind

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

On the Kinni

waiting in water
floating a nymph through some rocks
fooling little fish

The moment

fishing frustration
wondering what I'm Doing
Oh! A fish is on!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

St pats day

getting Jameson
large white snow flakes falling down
thinking of parades

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Meeting the Trimbelle

little stream swelling
a falcon cries out for food
a walk at twilight

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Record day

what a warm day. 70 degrees is a record for this day. The south wind is strong and blowing hard. trees whip in the wind, flags look flat. I can hear vacuums and children screaming happy yelps. While the dogs whine at the door wanting to chase the kids. I wish I lived in the country.

plumb branches dancing
while my neighbor cleans her car
dogs of summer wait

Monday, March 7, 2016

Monday fly fishing

searching for my zen
I flail flies at the river 
waiting to connect 

not haiku

Went fishing today. I can only think that a river with that much life in it, must have a spirit.

ever thirsty
ever moving
bounding with life

I watched caddies flies today land on the water and dive to the bottom to lay their eggs. I find it sad that in the process of making life a great many insects die.

watching Caddies swim
dieing to lay their next brood
the trout and I mourn

Sunday, March 6, 2016

idle sunday

fresh breath of spring air
muscles tired from winter
small breeze brings good news

Friday, March 4, 2016


spring swans flying east
snow blowing in from the south
waiting for new leaves