Category Archives: Reflections and Poems

My Heart’s Desire

In the darkness something inside me asks, as it always does, What is it your heart most desires? And I will say back, Well, there’s always something, isn’t there? A good long walk in the mountains where the wind mourns in the trees, or maybe just a frank talk with an angel about the way […]

Waterfalls

Carmen and I hurriedly zip our jackets and hunker down in the cold while I struggle to attach my camera to the tripod and put on the right filter. Horsetail Falls in the Columbia Gorge must be perpetually in winter shade for Carmen notices how some of the mist coming off the falls turns to […]

Waking Up the World

It is a strange time, he said to me. No one can question that. Daily life goes on, but against a fractured background. Trust is naive, wouldn’t you say? And our imagined, much lauded future for a long time’s been little more than a broken puzzle. Problems have mounted, wouldn’t you say? A pile of […]

Pelvis with the Distance

An ekphrastic poem is a poem about another piece of art, often visual art — in this case a painting by Georgia O’Keeffe called “Pelvis with the Distance.” I saw the painting last weekend at the Tacoma Art Museum here in Washington State, part of a collection called, “Eloquent Objects” about O’Keeffe’s still life paintings […]