Saturday, January 17, 2015


the four arms 
of the Milky Way
spiraling around us
the four hands of Shiva
fingerprint the stars

~All the Shells: Tanka Society of America 
Members' Anthology 2014

I need a name
for the wainwright of stars
who unfurls 
each fiddlehead to fern . . .
worthless, this cloistered tongue

~cattails Jan. 2015


  1. I always enjoy seeing how well your poems, written at different times, fit with each other. I think I need that name too. Stellar wording: "wainwright of stars," "unfurls each fiddlehead to fern," etc.