Adventures Across the Barricades

adventures approaching and across the mysterious barricades


Please forgive the sporadic nature of these entries. During the journey, it's sometimes difficult to find a resting place. 

view:  full / summary

cold heart

Posted on June 8, 2016 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

as far as i know,

nobody announced that today the hearts

of mankind

should turn cold again.

it seems that this was the message

that people received this morning,

upon awakening

into this beautiful, rich world.

whoever is spr...

Read Full Post »

A Fate

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

A fate better than death;

as the season surges,

the green of life submerges

into depths of brown

and green

and gold.

i'm told

that nothing gold

Read Full Post »

The Great Poets

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

a great poet does not search

the great corners and valleys of the earth

to find the most beautiful peacock plume

which he will pluck and lovingly sharpen

to become a quill to write words.

he does not scour the highways 

for the finest parchments


Read Full Post »

But in Her Heart, ...

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

You need Adobe Flash Player to view this content.

April is in my mistress' face,
And July in her eyes hath place;
Within her bosom is September,
But in her heart, a cold December.

Read Full Post »


Posted on April 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

there are times, 

in my life as corn,

that my rows aren't 

perfectly straight.

they are crooked,

full of odd corners.

Read Full Post »


Posted on January 30, 2014 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

it's a tug of war

in the sky tonight.

a game of hide and seek,

a time of deep breathing.

when air is dense,

like grey syrup,

i step onto the shore

and walk in the dew-wetted sand.

Read Full Post »


Posted on August 4, 2013 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

i looked at the sky


and became a child.

once again, with my crayons in hand,

trying hard to stay

within the lines,

i closed my eyes,

and with disastrous lack of care,

chose outrageous colors

Read Full Post »

two violets

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (4)

two violets

here and there;

two violets 


two to make

our lives more sweet -

two to dance

to ou...

Read Full Post »

the wind through the seasons

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (1)

as the wind moves

through the seasons,

so our lives move.

gusting, retreating, 

swirling around blind corners,

drying dew in meadows.

Read Full Post »

A Month to Grieve

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (1)

i had to have

a month 

to grieve.

wild things,

calm things,

my things -

each taken 


Read Full Post »

In the Turning

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (1)

in the time of turning,

among yesterday, tomorrow and


a tune, so low,

so humble.

an insect-song

so nimbly played.

Read Full Post »

How it Was That I Was

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

i slept.

i cried.

i laughed.

i felt no pain.

i crawled, i grabbed, i reached, i climbed.

i ate bananas. i drank apple juice. 

I walked, ran, skipped, ju...

Read Full Post »

Gauze Windows

Posted on July 29, 2012 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (4)

free-wheeling dragonflies

turn circles in the noon-hot

humid skies.

forever-humming bees

run round the nectar-heavy

orange blossoms.

where was it

Read Full Post »

pine nest

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (1)

a warm sip

a cool breeze,

the sight of you

through willow trees,


play life-harp melodies

in the orchestra

Read Full Post »

Just Jump!

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (2)

i sometimes come across

that bit of trail,

that little way of path

that seems to lead

to places 

loud with life.

A place where

Read Full Post »

Twelfth Prime

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Thirty days hath September, 

April, June and November;

All the rest have thirty-one.

Excepting February,

Where sometimes,

It's days are counted 

Read Full Post »


Posted on February 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (3)

the light

from a Turkish lamp

hangs glowing

in the corner of 

my mustard 

and olive room.

and i wonder 

Read Full Post »

remind me

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (3)

there are times

in my wanderings

that i am


to run here,

or walk there,

or climb this,

or hike that.

when all i want to do

is dance.

Read Full Post »

Merry Christmas

Posted on December 26, 2011 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Merry Christmas 2012 to all readers and travelers...


You need Adobe Flash Player to view this content.

solstice and equinox

Posted on December 18, 2011 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (3)

walking on the path,

and coming to a corner,

looping again back 

upon my own tracks.

hiking lofty mountains

and reaching the apex,

Read Full Post »