deep silence
the shrill of cicadas
seeps into rocks                    © Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)

autumn grass
bows in the setting sun     © Dolores Fegan


row upon row
of white birch
glisten in the sun              © Dolores Fegan

soft winter breeze cherishes
the last colorful leaves           © Chèvrefeuille

No Key

No Key

Carpe Diem #1305 No Key

 32th quatrain

There was a Door to which I found no Key:
There was a Veil past which I could not see:
Some little Talk awhile of ME and THEE
There seemed – and then no more of THEE and ME.

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)

your heart
a ruby vault
without a key

Winter Retreat – Day 28 – 29 – 30

Winter Retreat – Day 28 – 29 – 30

Sorry for the delay forgot to pack a power cord on my trip.  Just getting caught up.

Carpe Diem Winter  Life is Beautiful Days 28-30

Life is Beautiful Day 28

winter stream
the dreams of summer
frozen in time


ageless slumber
essence of the river
dreaming of spring


Winter Retreat – Life is Beautiful Day 29

winter afternoon
colored by bight bits
of refracted light


Winter Retreat – Life is Beautiful Day 30


winter evening
a summer kite still clings
to a tree





Seeds of Wisdom

Seeds of Wisdom

Carpe Diem #1303 Seed of Wisdom

With them the seed of Wisdom did I sow,
And with mine own hand wrought to make it grow;
And this was all the Harvest that I reap’d–
“I came like Water, and like Wind I go.” 

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)


moonflower blossoms
in the shadows of night
spilling her beauty
with day’s ascent she withers
returning from whence she came