Friday, October 31, 2008

Lake Pukaki Sunset

Warm glow at day's end
Placid comes the darkened night
Hear the lone gull call

Thursday, October 30, 2008


I refuse to move
NO! I don’t want to go. NO!
And you can’t make me

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

City Style 4

Salmon coloured frames
Offset a dull brown building
Ladder of escape

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In the Park

Leaves crunch under foot
I smell smoke from a camp fire
My stomach rumbles

Monday, October 27, 2008

Lake Wanaka

Our little cottage
Has a view wide as the sky
Our cozy aerie

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunset 31

We’ve moored for the night
Our journey is not over
Just a pause for sleep

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cover up?

Curtain is rising
The show’s about to begin
Ladies, take the stage

Friday, October 24, 2008

City Style 3

When I was a child
I played with a set of blocks
They were just like these

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lake Wakatipu

Those sun dappled hills
By battleship grey lake
I must gather wood

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hawker Hurricane Mark 11A

Heroic fighters
Courageous and daring, all
In honoured mem’ry

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Days End 10

Sun breaks through the clouds
Golden rays like a dagger
Slicing the grey cloak

Monday, October 20, 2008

Send in the Clowns

Assembly line clowns
We won’t wait for the chorus
They’re already here

Sunday, October 19, 2008

City Scapes 26

Black and blue and white
Sterile application of
Rigid principles

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Kawarau Bridge

Cross the dark chasm
By the shattered mountain slopes
Watch for the beauty

Friday, October 17, 2008

Lake Wanaka, Evening

Yon misty mountains
Like torn up strips of paper
A collage of stone

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sunset 3

Light through yon portal
Glimpsed soft beyond cloudy veil
Brightens restless souls

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Once an Ugly Duckling

Mute for the moment
A quiet apparition
Listen for swan’s song

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

City Scapes 27

Informal colour
Like an aquamarine tie
With a business suit

Monday, October 13, 2008

Autumn 13

Red attracts the eye
Of many, both near and far
Feast for the wild ones

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Puzzling World

We may be crazy
This is what we call our home
Come visit some time

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Shepherd's Sunset 1

Evening calms the herd
We still have our work to do
In the rosy gloom

Friday, October 10, 2008


You, with sultry eyes
Watch someone across the room
Feminine mystique

Thursday, October 9, 2008

City Scapes 9

I have often walked
Down this street before, 'cause it’s
The street where you work

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Autumn Colours

I pause to observe
Autumn’s subtle colour brushwork
The feathered mountain

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lake Wanaka

We settle in and imbibe
The fruits of the day
In evening’s quiet

Monday, October 6, 2008

War d'Oeuvres

"War d'Oeuvres" Paper collage © N. Doany 1982
In times of battle
Our art is the resistance
War from the bunker

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Sinuous ripples
As I gaze into the deep
My love is liquid

Saturday, October 4, 2008

City Scapes 32

Cave dwellers long past
Conducted private business
In gloomy caverns

Friday, October 3, 2008

Lake Hayes

It all seems unreal
And yet a vision sublime
A pause to savor

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Warbirds Museum

Do not get closer
Don’t pass beyond barriers
The war is over

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Paper Collage

Paper Collage © N. Doany 2007
Oui, tres chic, n’est-ce pas?
Mon eye est mon beholder
La femme romantique

Pardonnez-moi mon pauvre francais
Je parle un peu