010-20120430 Shade

jackdaw jumps from fence

pecks prey under musty leaves ·

magnolia’s fine shade

009-20120430 Abyss

chatty church goers’

faltered numb return greeting ·

millennia abyss

008-20120429 Whereto

bird couple’s graceful fly

toward sunset mirroring cloud ·

that ash heart whereto

007-20120429 Voices

past haze-veiled spring greenth ·

myrrh-bearers’ praise voices blaze

hard to reach holies

006-20120428 Chaste

trampled cherry blooms

at ravaged church · in one glance

blest by a nun’s chaste smile

005-20120428 Chimes

across street turmoil

towerbell chimes descending ·

a child squalls mooom

004-20120427 Merle

under pine trees shade

attrited lo a pietà ·

a merle hops about