The Road, the Ocean and the Storm

“Oh, come forth into the storm and rout And be my love in the rain.” ~Robert Frost   Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal… Continue reading

Streets of Nashville, Tennessee


Setting up before the guests arrive for a wedding Quiet, light, peaceful place Who will sit there? What will they talk about? Nashville, TN

A free spirit

O the joy of my spirit–it is uncaged–it darts like lightning! It is not enough to have this globe or a certain time, I will have thousands of globes and all time.  ~… Continue reading

Man with umbrella

Nashville, Tennessee

Love is a place…

love is a place through this place of love move (with brightness of peace) all places yes is a world in this world of yes live (skilfully curled) all worlds ~e. e. cummings


    You do not become a ‘dissident’ just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career. You are thrown into it by your personal sense of responsibility,combined with… Continue reading

Portland Blues Festival

THE WEARY BLUES Droning a drowsy syncopated tune, Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon, I heard a Negro play. Down on Lenox Avenue the other night By the pale dull pallor… Continue reading

The spell of the Oregon coast

    THE CLOUD The last one of clouds of scattered a tempest, Just single you’re flying in azure, the prettiest, Just single you’re bringing the sorrowful shade, Just single you’re saddening day… Continue reading