Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Christchurch Cathedral

Let us write haiku
We scribe, inspired by the spire
And bird on bronze head

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Porcelain petals
Open as leaves in a book
Can you read my tale?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Flowing Surf

Surf glides over rocks
Eddies rush back to the sea
Sand between my toes

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Bay of Martyrs

Bay of Martyrs 2

A stone flotilla
Approaches the safe harbour
No, they’re setting sail

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Evening in the McKenzie (26)

Here we stand in awe
Purple mountain majesty
No me, no you, us

Friday, October 26, 2007

Cape Foulwind 3

Clamshell alliance
Alone in quiet lagoon
Just my friend and me

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Peacock Fountain

Wedding cake fountain
Festooned in turquoise and cream
Quick, give me a fork

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Flower Carpet 2

In a bowl you float
Your aroma fills the room
You sedate me

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New Zealand Beech Forest

Wander off the path
Through ferns, moss and tangled vines
A crow is cawing

Monday, October 22, 2007

Long Beach

Teal, russet, blue-grey
The muted colors of dawn
A divine palette

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Shall we humbly walk
Through the glorious temple
Walk with grace alone

Saturday, October 20, 2007

High and Dry

I have found a seat
An old log on pebbled beach
Ow, ow, a splinter

Friday, October 19, 2007

A Hillside of Larch

The trees appear iced
On that side of the valley
Jack Frost has been here

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Low Tide

In silky water
Creatures scuttle between rocks
My toes are numb, brrrr

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


I will toast to thee
And give my warmest regards
To mon petite chou

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Christchurch Tram

Little red trolley
Take me around your city
Slow my life a bit

Monday, October 15, 2007

Sunset's Last Glow

Misty dawn of time
Pale colours of creation
This of stardust made

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Bridge on the Avon

Come on, quickly now
We can hide under this bridge
No one will see us

Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Rugged Coast

After mighty storm
I walk through the forest’s bones
Looking for shark teeth

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Silver Birches

Walk in birch forest
After the sap has been tapped
Hear the crunch of leaves

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Pier, New Brighton

By dawn’s early light
Gentle waves lap at my feet
No need for a watch

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

French Lace

Back in Largo Florida
I reveal myself
To those I wish to attract
Come hither my friend

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Home for a Gnome (3)

Pardon me my dear
I’ve lifted your petticoat
Sorry about that

Monday, October 8, 2007

Take a Rest

Shall we sit, my dear
Been a lovely walk with you
Ill brush off the leaves

Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Open Bay

Back in New Brunswick
In the morning mist
I pause to watch foaming waves
Splash the shore and sky

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Tequila Sunrise

Burst upon the stage
Flaunting your gay apparel
Dance a Fandango

Friday, October 5, 2007

Chess in the Square

Greetings from Halifax, Nova Scotia
Your knight and my knight
Will do battle in the square
Ooof, I need some help

Thursday, October 4, 2007

River Boatmen

Pointillist vision
You all will be the subject
I will be Seurat

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Autumn Colours

Greetings from Prince Edward Island
Cool water ripples
Over red and yellow leaves
Toss another coin

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Incoming Tide

Waves crash on the rocks
No one here but me to sense
The sound of the sea

Monday, October 1, 2007

Home for a Gnome 2

Mushroom family
Papa, Mama and the kids
We stick together