Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lake Wakatipu 1

The Storm is over
Rain clouds came and moved away
Valley now refreshed

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


What do we have here?
You made a playful fantasy
Delightful swirlings

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Blackberry Nip

Blackberry Nip
Pure colour of love
Flame of desire, tenderness
Eternal courage

Monday, June 27, 2011

Watch Dog

I’ve something to bark
I may not howl at the moon
Yet my voice is heard

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cloud 27

Lazy afternoon
Blade of grass between my teeth
Castles in the air

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Arrowtown 2

Quaint community
Sheltered by tree lined pathway
White picket fences

Friday, June 24, 2011

Gravitational Waves 2

A whorl in the mind
Some phantasmagoria
Come to distract me

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gutenberg Birthday*

From a scrawling hand
To a regulated text
Press on, ink blot test

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Climb aboard my friend
Magical mystery truck
Come, take us away

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Day of Summer*

Solstice come to us
Let your blessings shine on us
As we revere life

Monday, June 20, 2011

Arrowtown 1

Leaves crunch under foot
The shady path to my home
I smell my supper

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day*

With your hand in mine
Whether I'm dad or I'm son
We walk together

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Betty Harkness

Betty Harkness.
On cool damp mornings
When the dew coats everything
Lovely roses shine

Friday, June 17, 2011

Mom and Son

In the hot tropics
Utilitarian clothes
Beat moist, stifling heat

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Beach Rocks 2

Beach pav├ęd with smooth stones
Cairn shows evidence of man
Pick one up to skip

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Arrowtown is near Queenstown

These humble abodes
Surrounded with fall colours
Home’s where the hearth is

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day*

Symbol of freedom
For all in this great country
Not just the greedy

Monday, June 13, 2011

Abraham Darby

Abraham darby
A monk’s humble cowl
Restraint of face and person
Complex inner life

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bassac Dance Troupe 2

Not Charlie Chaplin
Yet with spry antics and charm
He entertains us

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunset 7

Sky phenomenon
I anthropomorphize clouds
And see brilliant shapes

Friday, June 10, 2011

Queenstown Vista

From eagle aerie
Watching for suitable prey
Ready to take wing

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Daffodil 6

Orchestra trumpets
Stand for their clarion call
Sun, shine upon us

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Valentine Heart

Valintine Heart.
Innocently pink
The blush of a demure cheek
Attracts roving eyes

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Out from misting rain
Comes one wrapped in plastic sheath
Seeking and asking

Monday, June 6, 2011


Here’s to those who came
Those who fought, died and went on
To deliver us

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Adventure Capital of NZ 2

A can of sardines
Propelled across the waters
Screaming all the way

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bunch of Fluffys 2

In warming sunlight
Time for personal grooming
Whilst the others bask

Friday, June 3, 2011

Solitaire 1

Sunlight through the clouds
Myriad of blending tones
Amidst greenery

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bassac Dance Troupe 1

It’s not just an act
But an expression of art
And relationships

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mushrooms 2

Parasols in grass
Gnomes have been out in the rain
Scattered when I came