Sunday, October 24, 2010

explore. dream. discover.

twenty years from now
you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do
than by the ones you did.
so throw off the bowlines.
sail away from the safe harbor.
catch the trade winds in your sails.
explore. dream. discover.

-mark twain (1835-1910)

Monday, October 18, 2010

breathing room

what art offers
is space -
a certain
breathing room
for the spirit

-john updike (1932-2009)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

slow dissolve

my head
tilts back
in wonder
i stand
as if
to receive
the host
the moon
on my tongue

-stacy wills (10/10/10)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

no one else

there's no one else
i'd rather see
the sunrise with
than you, my love
no one else i'd rather
kiss goodnight, than you
we've been together
spring and summer
now it's autumn
we're passing through
each season of our life
grows sweeter
the longer i'm with you

-stacy wills (10/7/10)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


you had me swooning
this morning, yes swooning,
right there in the driveway.
me, in my robe and slippers,
hair all bed-messy
sleep, still in my eyes.
i was innocently going out
to get the paper,
when you ambushed me.
how could i resist your silvery sliver
riding low in the sky like that,
barely clearing the treeline,
shining like all get out.
and the stars, oh...don't even
get me started on the stars!
alas, my rapture was interrupted
by the sound of
footfalls and heavy-breathing.
i was not alone as i supposed,
a jogger was approaching.
tell me, how does one
jog through beauty like this?
surely he is not oblivious
to the glory above.
surely i am not the first
moonstruck lady he's seen
standing in her yard
in the wee hours.
then i turned and ran, too...
for my camera!

-stacy wills (10/5/10)

Monday, October 4, 2010

making melody

the morning air
swirls alive
with song
a bird outside
my window is
pouring out
her praise
making melody
in both
our hearts

-stacy wills (10/4/10)