Thursday, August 27, 2009

Red Panda--the cutest animal in the world

I finally got some photos of the rare Red Panda--the zookeepers had to wake her up to put her inside for the can't see in these photos, but there was quite a battle of wills! --And a big bag of treats to get her off her perch. (This is all the same individual, funny how the pictures look so different)
--click on the photos to get a close-up view!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


This one is much too exotic to live in my neighborhood...unless it's in the zoo, of course!

the time of listening

whatever bird you are
whose wings whisper
like ships leaving the shore

whatever bird you are
who waits until my heart
is a desert sky

to fly
whose color is the still wind
before it turns away

whose song
is the air darkening

who moves inside me
at twilight

whatever bird you are

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

catskill waterfall


the moment that
the night
released my hands
and let me fall

to land
and leap again into the air

was I thinking
that with every breath
I would aim for the sky

or with each heartbeat
the arc, the bow, the thrust
of motion

was I thinking
that there would be
a next moment, and a next

time passes
I stand

falling, again falling

as the night
holds up
my veil of light