Category Archives: Fractals



        A lineage of shapes Fretted by chance, whose regularities Are all statistical, like Brownian motion, Whose fine configurations Turn out to be the same at every scale.   “In Praise of […]


Janus Mask

        In ancient Roman myth, Janus is the god of beginnings and endings. Because he looks toward both the future and the past, he is shown as having two faces. The month […]


Another New Year

    All days are sacred days to wake New gladness in the sunny air. Only a night from old to new; Only a sleep from night to morn. The new is but the old […]


On a Roll

      Faster and faster it rolled . . . head over heels, one complete somersault after another like a bagel and strangely happy with [it]self.   “The Bagel” David Ignatow  



      A flower of waves blossoms in the distance and ripples shoreward as though a breeze had quickened the sea and set it blooming.   “Four Poems: #3” Lady Ise  


Juggling Act

          It takes a sky-blue juggler with [six] red balls To shake our gravity up.   “The Juggler” Richard Wilbur  


Lone Star

    All, that I know Of a certain star Is, it can throw . . . Now a dart of red, Now a dart of blue . . . [It] has opened its soul […]


Sacred Cow

              Cows are among the gentlest of breathing creatures; . . . I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for the[m].   Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, […]


Time Piece

          We fray into the future, rarely wrought Save in the tapestries of afterthought. More time, more time. Barrages of applause Come muffled from a buried radio. The Newyear bells are […]


Reflections on New Year’s Eve

      The world above in the world below, (And a million worlds are but as one) And the One in all; as the sun’s strength so Strives in all strength, glows in all […]



        Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o’er the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains   Gloria, in excelsis Deo Gloria, in excelsis Deo     […]


Twin Beds

        Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream?   “A Dream Within a Dream” Edgar Allan Poe  


Screamin’ Demon

    Horatio says ’tis but our fantasy, And will not let belief take hold of him Touching this dreaded sight, twice seen of us; Therefore I have entreated him along With us to watch […]


Shift Work

      The fundament is shifted by a hairsbreadth; What next we hear May be the crack of doom– Or be, instead, [The r]esurrection horn blowing full A.   “The Fundament Is Shifted” Abbie […]



    And God remembered Noah, and every living thing . . . and the rain from heaven was restrained . . . And God said . . . I do set my bow in […]


Sea Change

    Close your eyes and hear the toss of the waves’ innumerable curls on the brow of the world– . . . [T]he marge is replaced by a lace of shells, to be gathered […]



      The dawn’s precise pronouncement waits With breath of light indrawn, Then forms with smoky, smut-red lips The great O of the sun.   “The Edge of Day” Laurie Lee  


Fairy Cat

    Invariably she is dressed, or you might say costumed, in lavender or rose-colored crepe de Chine shadowy as the room from which she emerges, and this crumpled apparel is not redeemed by her […]



          We are born of love; Love is our mother.   Rūmī      



        Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed!   Paschal Greeting Eastern Orthodox Church