Wednesday, February 29, 2012


A warm mug steaming,
The glorious scent of tea
Fills the frozen air.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


The winds still blow cold;
Random flurries from the sky.
Winter still holds tight.

Monday, February 27, 2012


Strawberry pudding,
In anticipation of spring,
Helps fight off the chill.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Nevermind the date,
It is no longer winter.
Even birds agree.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Strange sounds in the night
Don't disturb the sleeping dog.
Only I can hear.

Friday, February 24, 2012


Small tasks are painful
Even with the off-hand broken
Days are frustrating

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Working is so hard -
No writing, cooking, cleaning -
With a crippled hand.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Snow fell hard and fast,
Then, when the evening came,
All the snow was gone.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Beads fly over me.
Paczki pass by on platters.
Happy Mardi Gras!

written with the help of Kimberly C. Gray

Monday, February 20, 2012


A single black rose,
My late Valentine's present.
He knows me too well.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Life is suffering.
Empty, endless, tortured days.
Why put up with it?

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Chill wind, but sunshine.
Spring, why do you tease me so?
I'm sick of winter.

Friday, February 17, 2012


A creak and a moan.
The old house groans with the wind,
Also tired of cold.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Heat, glorious warmth!
Savior to my aching bones.
Now I rest easy.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Sitting next to me,
A pile of clean laundry,
Stalked by a kitten.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


'Midst the icy cold,
A day devoted to love.
Happy Valentine's.

Monday, February 13, 2012


A plaintive meow
Echoes through the apartment.
Kitten, I'm right here!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Half-eaten orange halves
Sitting on my patio,
How did you get there?

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Daffodils, tulips;
Flowers have come to the shops.
Almost feels like spring.

Friday, February 10, 2012


The cool morning brings
Great white mountains in the sky.
Our final light snow?

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Lying in bed as
The church bells ring out their song.
It is time to rise.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


A beautiful day
Deserves a beautiful mood.
That is hard to find.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


First push the hook through,
Wrap around, pull, then again.
A blanket for spring.

Monday, February 6, 2012


The pond is made small,
Just a puddle for the ducks.
It is mostly ice.  

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Posted on the wall
A sailing ship with full sails
That's going nowhere.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


I say to myself,
"Onward! Go toward adventure!"
But there is no time.

Friday, February 3, 2012


Singing to myself
A lullaby to comfort.
It is not enough.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


The birds have returned;
All the snow has disappeared.
Has spring come early?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


The cool night breezes
Bring with them more ice and snow.
Warmth follows behind.