Friday, June 29, 2007

after the rain
a verdant blush creeps
over the parched lawn
hot night of dreams .... mooning

[Does this one-liner work at all? I mean to imply three different meanings for that last word. :-D]
felled forest -
a single bird
darting through the silence

Thursday, June 28, 2007

empty classroom~
in the heat, writing lessons
for autumn
trees overhang -
the stream changes
from bubbling light to gloomy

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

early commute
red and yellow cannas
float over black mulch
heat wave!
the chapel in the snow
One daddy longlegs
makes a mountain of our tent –
we watch from inside

(Crossposted at But Wait, There's More!)

post midnight

post midnight
suns sets on the Bering Sea
all shades of orange

words by gerald england
photo by
r brett stirling

Photograph first appeared on Alaska: The View From Up Here
passing over
full of puddles

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

summer rain-
it comes again,
rainy summer day
scarlet maple leaves
swirling in run off

hand-in-hand sweethearts
umbrella as parasol
summer stroll

glaring sunlight
my shadow leads
the way
...down the stream
a single rose petal
weaves between the ducks

Monday, June 25, 2007

start of week
new rose buds on potted bush
hibiscus in bloom

Sunday, June 24, 2007

St John's evening ~
two butterflies flutter
in the lavender


soir de St Jean ~
deux papillons volettent
dans la lavande

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Friday, June 22, 2007

staccato flash
of a firefly in the rain~
sultry summer night
jasmine and gardenia
on the ride home

Thursday, June 21, 2007

slow falling
drops of rain land
on my bare back
among the hot sweat~
summer solstice

It was also the night of the Samuel Johnson Prize on BBC4, where a friend was short-listed against some other top writers!

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BTW the little white dot is the pole star!

calendula flowers -
sun behind a cloud

leaves - bruised and
fallen to the floor

So tired today
couldn't resist last night's show
(clouds across the moon)

Last night's rain –

not enough for puddles,
but such loud birdsong!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

after the rain
wishing my annuals grew
as well the weeds

skirting Australia
the sunlit puddle
in the street

unlocking the door
the ants
have beat me home
reaching for a cloud
the toddler topples -
sits in the puddle smiling

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

red-winged blackbird
at the top of a tree,
holding, balancing

(Cross-posted at But Wait, There's More!)
both quiet
under summer moon -
our shadow


tous deux silencieux
sous la lune d'été -
notre ombre

Monday, June 18, 2007

beach weather
shopping for my first tattoo
I choose Kandinsky

Billie Dee

kuku makura

mid shift
watching a melon sky
blaze over the river
rain starting
spider running
between the drops
closing the shutter ...
opening the shutter ...
bees in the lavender


fermant le volet ...
ouvrant le volet ...
des abeilles dans la lavande
flowering vines
climb the grey yard wall
prison break

[A "dreamku," click here and just below DAILY DREAMKU are links to all three parts of a new post on writing dreamku.]

Sunday, June 17, 2007

above the dam
two black skimmers in flight

(Spied by an acquaintance above Central Park Lake's temporary dam in New York City. Much needed maintenance and repair is being done on the lake at present and I can imagine the wildlife in the park is being agitated by it. :-D)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

June Wedding

wide-eyed bride -
an eager groom bestows
open-mouth kiss

- Stephanie Roberts
three stories up
honeysuckle scents
the breezes

Friday, June 15, 2007

heron, stone-still -
wind suddenly
picks a feather from his wing

Thursday, June 14, 2007

after the rain
new grass shoots sprouting
in the windox box
gales -
webs bearded
with thistledown

Big Hole Valley
breath of the haystacks
warming the night

[Big Hole Valley in southwest Montana is the site of the
world’s largest wild hay harvest each July.]

--Billie Dee


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

june sunshine-
the freedom of an afternoon
with coffee & croissant

black gold slavery

apple orchard I pause as long as the fox cub

a morning
of puddles -
repeating everything

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

summer daydream...

on the way to work
how to grow personal wealth
through gardening
ducklings on the tow-path -
amongst the buttercups:
cat's eyes

Monday, June 11, 2007

shopping with sister
looking at neighborhood gardens
with new eyes
two blackbirds on a stump
centuries-old songs
in their beaks
forgetting...the way

Friday, June 8, 2007

dark night
suddenly lights up~
first firefly
first light
watering garden against
heat of the day
morning commute
napping under shade tree
cats and birds

flat tire
sidewinder tracks
in the moonlight

--Billie Dee

kiku makura

June arrives

June arrives
even in the evening
bright sun

words and photo © gerald england, 2007
red poppies
lean together
...dark eyes

Thursday, June 7, 2007

older couple
sitting under a shady tree
hand in hand
a last
teased by the breeze
between the old man
and the sparrow:
broken bread

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

garden find
tiny mimosa tree
among the vinca vines
too lazy to move
the cooling breeze
now a bit chilly

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

home from the beach with
sand in my shoes and swimsuit.
my skin is burnt red.
morning commute
orange roses dancing
over red daylillies
toddler wobbles
bubblebee zigs
first summer's grass
in the sun-baked trail
of the shopping cart
squashed red berries
a first bird visits -
the tiny apple tree
the old lady's roses
lean out
into the city

Monday, June 4, 2007

rainy sunday
washing out the enregy
to do chores


monday morning
new passion flower buds
curling toward the sun
roses hang from the wall
...faces of the
orphanage children

tired lawn

tired lawn
buttercups and daisies

© gerald england, 2007

Sunday, June 3, 2007

busy highway
a thousand cicadas
drown out the trucks

--Billie Dee

kiku makura

bee slipping out
of the foxglove's bell -
its work done
watermelon seeds,
spit out on the lawn as the
dry grass cuts our feet.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

stormy clouds -
an aphid on the lapel
of my jacket


nuages d'orage -
un puceron sur le revers
de ma veste

my blind setter
frozen on point
baby quail

--Billie Dee

kiku makura


droplets fall sounds of laughter in the park

photo: lori bierly
words: mandy smith
telephone call
the weather and I
in meltdown
in the sun
a crow sits
in a puddle of black feathers

Friday, June 1, 2007

early commute
red and white peonies
dancing in the wind