kassandra’s deer

Feb - deer

From the edge of the woods
her face, alert, liquid eyes, so soft,
she is holding her breath
to make sure I will move on
and cause her no harm.

Our extinction is already assured.
Only 50 years ago, 2.7 billion populated this world-
now 7.7 and climbing with each second hand twitch.
We are consuming everything without a care in the world.

And the world is ready to shake us off like fleas,
to resume her natural earthly course
of morning sunrises and evening moons
and stars that will outshine anything we have ever created.

And I hope those soft liquid eyes will look again over this recovered land
and make her way in perfect fearless strides.

Handwriting Practice

Handwriting Practice

Fluid cursive strokes
Across the parchment field
Ink black feathered fonts
Move row to row
Sharpened yellow nibs >>>
Move this way <<< and
That  >>>
Dotted by the shining curious
i
Words and letters
Swirl and rise
Off the page
Arial, Bodoni, Copperplate gothic
Garamond, Lucida Bright
Trebuchet, Veranda, Vivaldi
Looping and crossing
Until the sharp black commas
Punctuate the deep blue volume
San serif of crows

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve 2012 – This is another poem from my book ‘The Course of Our Seasons’ posted last year with the youtube video of a murmuration of starlings set to music.
Dear friends, I wish you blessings of the season and a peaceful and joy-filled 2013. K

Christmas Eve

A whirling galaxy of starlings
At sunset on Christmas Eve.

Star – lings (a bright name for such a dark and dusky bird)

A murmuration of stars
Sweeping the darkening night,
Making a moving path
For the Milky Way.

— The Course of Our Seasons  AuthorHouse Publishing 2011

Check this video out — amazing starlings murmuration (full HD) -www.keepturningleft.co.uk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eakKfY5aHmY&feature=share via @youtube

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

A whirling galaxy of starlings
At sunset on Christmas Eve.

Star – lings
(a bright name for such a dark and dusky bird)

A murmuration of stars
Sweeping the darkening night,
Making a moving path
For the Milky Way.

— The Course of Our Seasons  AuthorHouse Publishing 2011

Check this video out — amazing starlings murmuration (full HD) -www.keepturningleft.co.uk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eakKfY5aHmY&feature=share via @youtube