published in Atlas Poetica: A Journal of World Tanka, Vol 20 (2015)

I am thrilled to have nine tanka published in Atlas Poetica (ATPO) 20! The below poems have joined others on my “Poems Published in Poetry Journals” page. unsleeping toddler we sing songs about our love… the ancient light is finally home ∞ blessed is the one who finds the bottom of the ocean with nowhere … More published in Atlas Poetica: A Journal of World Tanka, Vol 20 (2015)

New Island

Mother’s Day is approaching, and once again I am reminded of the incredible blessing of children. Children energize me and sustain me. In this poem, my children save me from becoming a crumbling mountain of exhaustion to something like a volcano of energy. They help me form the new island of myself. I think many … More New Island

baby steps

“I’m rocking you,” I said to Flowergirl. “No,” she says, “I’m rocking you.” She was right. She was rocking us with her foot as we sat together in the rocking chair, only I assumed that I was doing the rocking. Something small has shifted. So small I almost didn’t notice it. Today we received a … More baby steps

getting the cup

“Get my cup for me,” Flowergirl demands. “No,” I say. “It’s right there on the table. If you want it, you can get it.” “Get it for me!” she yells. Sometimes she thinks she is water and I am stone, that if she says something enough times, I will give in. This is not true. … More getting the cup

Book release: Moon Full of Moons – Poetry of Transformation

A journey into darkness and back to the light. The Moon makes it look so easy. My first book of poetry, Moon Full of Moons, has been released by publisher Peaceful Daily, and is now available at the following locations: Amazon Barnes and Noble We are thrilled with the beauty of the result, and even … More Book release: Moon Full of Moons – Poetry of Transformation


Four-year old Flowergirl broke the plaster paw print casting that eight-year old Sunboy made at his camp session at the natural history museum. Yesterday he excitedly told us he would be making the paw print, and today he was pretty upset when it broke. “We’ll fix it if we can,” we reassured him. I couldn’t … More Connected

The home of my heart

I traveled recently, and of course I missed my family terribly. These precious people are so many things. They are their own individual manifestations of life. They are touchstones for the love I feel for them. They collaborate with me in the ongoing expression and evolution of our mutual love. When we are apart, they … More The home of my heart