Dancing Trees

Dancing Trees

In this forest of dancing trees, haunting sounds slip among waving branches. Cries and groans chill the air as though someone is screaming from pain. I crane my head this way and that trying to find the injured rabbit, lost fawn or maybe a trapped raccoon. Soon I see...
The Inner Blossom

The Inner Blossom

Dear one, imagine if you could gaze on flowers, all day, every day, how their velvety petals, in periwinkle and scarlet would ignite the love in you. Like the cosmos on its spindly stem, you would dip and sway in the breeze, exuberantly, unabashedly dancing to a tune...
Walk in Serenity

Walk in Serenity

The husky strains at his leash hackles up fangs bared saliva dripping. He wants our dog for dinner, and he does attack, our boy’s paw ripped bloody his wails echoing through the hills. After disinfecting and bandaging him, in the night I squirm wanting it all to stop,...
Fecund Spring

Fecund Spring

  The winds of spring rush and swirl spreading seeds that land and sprout. New creations brimming with life. Mind wants to water them all, create a full orchard. But wait! Instead I ask inward… Which seed should I nurture, which tree do I support? The message...
Light within Darkness

Light within Darkness

  Out in the night, when the juniper trees are but shadows, and the birds have gone quiet, I turn off my headlamp and look up at the blackness. Slowly, shimmering flecks appear, a cluster here, a river there, until a blizzard of stars dances across the sky...

Coyote Chorus

My cat hears it before I do. She lifts her head from my lap and cocks her ears. What is it? I ask. Her eyes widen. Then the ribbon of sound lilts on the morning air, a high call, a harmonizing wail, and the full chorus sings in the dawn. Such is the practice of...