Thursday, April 30, 2009


Abalone treasures
Coloured jewels of the sea
Emeralds, lapis

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Oyster Catcher

My beady red eyes
Don’t care what colour they are
I look out not in

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Luxurious growth
Everything is well on Earth
Just as it is, now

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tulip 2

Starshine on the lip
Translucent with petal veils
Black, red, green and light

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ducklings 10

I am first, no me
No, me, no, me, no, me, no…
Hush children, behave

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Fishing Boats

On quiet waters
Coloured boats lie at anchor
The owners know

Friday, April 24, 2009

Seals 2

I lean to my left
Shimmy and roll to the right
Dancing on the sand

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Acrobat at rest
Ready for next performance
Give us a drum roll

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


My cloak of bold red
Swirls as I enter the room
A matador, I

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Daffodils 4

Yellow star with peach
Fresh dessert from the garden
Table before us

Monday, April 20, 2009

Against the Odds

"Against the Odds" ©N. Doany
The wheel of life spins
Nay, dances a fandango
Caught in a rapture

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cape Farewell

Our secluded spot
Away from madding crowd
Together, just we

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Crystal Waters

Ducks gather at shore
As ship pulls into harbour
All the same, really

Friday, April 17, 2009


Upon hallowed ground
The family has gathered
Morning ablutions

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Just Me and Mum

Come along sweet child
So my mother says to me
I abide with her

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hide and Seek Time

"Hide and Seek" © N. Doany
Seven, eight, nine, ten
Ready or not, here I come
Now, where did you hide?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I Want My Mum....

Oh, where can you be?
Don’t you remember me, mum?
Don’t want much, just you

Monday, April 13, 2009

Poppa’s Darlings

Life is our vast stage
To delight and dance upon
Will you play with me?

Sunday, April 12, 2009


In soft morning light
These delicate parchment wings
Fly our cares away

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Daffodils 9

Sirens are calling
Calling to all who will hear
Hearken to the call

Friday, April 10, 2009

Me, Myself, and "Mrs. E"

"Sage Comme Une Image" © N. Doany
I was occupied
And you caught me unawares
Is this important?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Seals 4

I wandered lonely
Across the vast open sea
To rest on warm sands

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Cat Nap

Of Zen masters met
Both here, there or anywhere
They have all been cats

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


This demure poppy
Awakens to a new day
Blush upon her cheek

Monday, April 6, 2009

Ducklings 1

Come little children
Off to the pond we will go
For swimming lessons

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Accidental Collagist

© N. Doany
Shadow of myself
Belies my stiff appearance
Formal persona

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Oyster Catchers in Flight

We stretch out our arms
Catch a breeze off the ocean
Sharp eyes seek dinner

Friday, April 3, 2009

Guardian Angel

The work is steady
To whisk souls off to heaven
Have wings will travel

Thursday, April 2, 2009


In the poppy’s mouth
Come bugs, ants, and flying things
The table is set

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring 9

Step off rambling path
To see another angle
This now my new course