A Book of Stars

she carried
a book of stars
on this morning
filled with snow egrets
in silence
unbroken glance
into lush wetlands
along the side
of an empty road
a giant oak
filled with the song
of lark sparrows
perched high
against a sky
filled with stars

Raindrops and Cherry Blossoms

against the horizon
immersed in deep mist
a melody of birdsong
fades from my heart

early sunlight
in your arms
how delicate
those first moments
cherry blossoms


black and white
of the day…
I’m counting 
the colors 
of my blessings