Friday, January 29, 2010

Wolf moon tonight (and other moon names)

There I'll be

Why can't it be
that you are on
the narrow road
I walk along?
I'm sure that
I can see you;
walking just ahead of me.
Some day, one day
you'll turn around:
you'll look,
and there I'll be.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Goodnight, my someone,
Goodnight, my love,
Sleep tight, my someone,
Sleep tight, my love,
Our star is shining it's brightest light
For goodnight, my love, for goodnight.

Sweet dreams be yours, dear,
If dreams there be.
Sweet dreams to carry you close to me.
I wish they may and I wish they might
Now goodnight, my someone, goodnight

True love can be whispered from heart to heart
When lovers are parted they say
But I must depend on a wish and a star
As long as my heart doesn't know who you are.

Sweet dreams be yours dear,
If dreams there be,
Sweet dreams to carry you close to me.
I wish they may and I wish they might.
Now goodnight, my someone, goodnight.
--from The Music Man

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Follow the leader

You lead,
I'll follow
just as before
when we were
like children at play.
If you call
I will answer,
and then you will see
that I'll follow:
just show me the way.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Monday, January 25, 2010

But in dreams...


Look for another
to take your place?
Hope for a stronger
or warmer embrace?
The moon would
leave the sky forever
before I'd find someone
I could love better.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lucky Moon

Cool and distant,
far above
in blackest night
you shine.
Lucky moon...
serene and lovely
light of stars,
shine kindly
as I walk this path

(first published 1/1/09)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Eve of Saint Agnes

They told her how, upon St. Agnes' Eve,

Young virgins might have visions of delight,

And soft adorings from their loves receive

Upon the honeyed middle of the night,

If ceremonies due they did aright...

--John Keats in The Eve of Saint Agnes

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I Have Dreamed

"Alone and awake I've looked at the stars,

The same that smile on you;

And time and again I've thought all the things

That you were thinking too."
--from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Camelot 

Thursday, January 14, 2010


"The west is broken into bars
Of orange, gold, and gray;
Gone is the sun, come are the stars,
And night infolds the day."

--from George MacDonald's Songs of the Summer Nights

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


"And he continued his confidences: "The fact is that I did not know how to understand anything! I ought to have judged by deeds and not by words. She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her... I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little strategems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her..."

--Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Monday, January 11, 2010


“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.”

--Flora Whittemore

Friday, January 8, 2010

A winter's night

Brew me a cup for a winter's night.
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I'll toast our bright eyes,
my sweetheart fair.

--Minna Thomas Antrim

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Never the same...

"Alas! how easily things go wrong! A sigh too deep, or a kiss too long, And then comes a mist and a weeping rain, And life is never the same again."

--George MacDonald

Monday, January 4, 2010

Proud flower

"Then she added: "Don't linger like this. You have decided to go away. Now go!"

For she did not want him to see her crying. She was such a proud flower..."

--Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Forgotten: a note from Wendy

did you
and leave me
all alone--
at the sky?
won't you
tell me

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Crooked road

There once was a man
with a crooked little smile,
and he walked along with me
for such a very little while
on the crooked road of life
to an unfamiliar bend
where suddenly I lost sight of him,
and there the story ends.


"In the evening of  life you will be judged on love."

--Saint John of the Cross