Saturday, January 30, 2010


who made these hands
and blessed them -
made these hands
to be a blessing.
and the one who made
these hands feels -
the joy of that creation.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

brush fire

sometimes i paint
in darkness...
on cave walls
a hermit -
with brush on fire

Sunday, January 24, 2010

my pocket book of hours

  • vigils: guard me sleeping that i may wake with christ
  • lauds: my soul waits for the lord more than they that watch for the morning
  • terce: you have brought me in safety to the beginning of the day
  • sext: day in, day out, you are the light of all things
  • none: teach me to count my days aright
  • vespers: there is a place of quiet rest near to the heart of god
  • compline: lord grant me and those i love a peaceful night and a perfect end

Thursday, January 21, 2010


i'm not the kind of person who
always does boundaries well
everything about me
is marshmallow soft
no tough exterior
to offer protection
everything bleeds through
and sometimes it feels like
i'm holding the world's pain

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

golden (for kel)

today, let me
dip my brush
in honey
and like the bee
paint a sweet
golden prayer

Thursday, January 14, 2010


with apologies to olivia newton john:
digital, digital
i wanna' get digital
let's get into digital
let me watch you

seriously, i feel like bob dylan (with apologies to bob dylan!) when he went electric. exploring the digital realm of art making has been like a tonic.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


we are knit together in secret,
in our mothers' wombs
we are knit, far from prying eyes
and yet not hidden from
the one who does the knitting
so skillfully are we fashioned
no two ever alike, yet all the same
in the ways that matter most
each bearing our maker's mark

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

glow (for my beloved)

when you smile at me,
my heart sings
when you reach
for my hand,
my heart fills
with gladness
and when you
hold me close,
my heart glows,
warmed by the
strength of your love

Monday, January 11, 2010

today i will...

today i will give my desire for
permanence the day off
and sit in a chapel
made of twigs and spit
today i will give my desire for
certainty the day off
and dwell in the place
of not-knowing
today i will give my desire for
security the day off,
open the windows and
let in the breath of fresh air

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


white buffalo came to me
in a dream:
give up,
give up the
illusion of control.
this moment,
this moment is a gift,
pure and simple.
savor each and
every one you are given.
suck its marrow,
and you will taste your life.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


i have seen your face
and i cannot
will not
forget you
my aloha
is more than
hello/goodbye in passing
it is
and love
in a single
a word that means
you live now in my heart

Monday, January 4, 2010


i am torn
torn between
inner and outer
i can only take
so much of the latter
before the whipping wind
blows away all
the fluff and
i am stripped bare
my seeds