Category Archives: Photo Poems

Mary’s Door


I wander slow

past Mary’s door

I pause to see

her tapestry

hanging still

in her dark window

Mary’s door

locked from the inside

Mary don’t

live there no more.


Dear Child


Dear Child,

You look to me

with clear trusting eyes

believing with your infant mind heart soul

in the blood between your bones

I am wisdom strength and bold

all answers to all questions I hold

and one day soon

I will gift all clarity

to you.


Maybe a thousand years from now

when no one knows my name

the one who finds the note I write

slipped between these silent walls tonight

will know this was once my house

surrounded by these tall pine woods

where I wandered with wild lilies, spring roses, and butterflies

where I stood looking up to wide open starry skies

talking with the moon

where I lit candles in empty rooms

And I photographed my cat

who sat waiting patiently near the door

so she wouldn’t be left behind.


Mother I

was born in silence

gifted pura vida privilege

granted rhythm in breath

equal parts fragility, wonder,

and free will

I was born to contemplation

on a dark night in winter

Born with faith and with patience

to trust the inspiration of spring

To the sound of ripple waters

forever flowing

To the sight of mystic mountains

rising from your depthless core

In the shade of the willow

I lie still in blue-eyed grasses

while the grace of the mischief moon

renews again and again

my unwavering allegiance

my fiercely peaceful protection

my quiet whispered defence of

my forever love

for you.