evening river

sunlit comets and stars


Often the tranquil beauty of this

riverbank house comes upon one

with abrupt sharp blast of shock –

and never more than time’s chimed

close for us to depart


Turquoise green in late afternoon

the river has turned and hosts

myriad sunlit comets and stars –

accentuation, punctuation within

memoirs of the heart


October with four pairs of French

windows and the house door open

wide to supper preparation and

reading in the slight breeze upon

which pine needles dart


A small passing watercraft leaves

familiar lapping sounds in its wake

holding one’s attention light but

keen much as one might felicitate

upon unsurpassed fine art