Monday, July 30, 2012

two journeys

first to toronto in august
then to europe in september:
london, paris, bruges, oxford, and hadrian's wall.
if anyone has suggestions as to how the brattcats might best savor any of these places
please let me know.
i'll visit your posts when i'm able and put up posts of my own between travels.
be well, all of you.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

plugged in

do any of you play guitar?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

the petaled bards of summer

 enter the house on thin legs
 gaze wide eyed at the small black piano
 mingle their perfume with the aroma of baked oats and honey
rest like swans upon the kitchen table 
and murmur poems in a language known only to ants.

Friday, July 27, 2012

take a chance and dance - finale

 thank you for indulging me
 thank you, jilly, for inspiring me
thank you all for your kind comments and regular visits
have a grand weekend.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

take a chance and dance - four

couples changed with dizzying speed
 when two women partnered
they took turns with the lead

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

take a chance and dance - three

the bliss of being spun through a hot summer night

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

take a chance and dance: like a marvelous bird

 she alighted on his shoulders
 strummed and sang with abandon
then fluttered back down to the ground

Monday, July 23, 2012

take a chance and dance

all over brattleboro this weekend,
at street corners, storefronts, and town parks,
music rang out and bodies moved.
in homage to jilly of menton daily photo,
i answer her exquisite series on the tango with
small town vermont's adventure in public dancing.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

it isn't easy being green...

the frog and i are hoppin' you have a great sunday.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

the one and only brattleboro

to the best of my knowledge,
in all the world there is no other.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

friday night concerts in pliny park, on the corner of main and high...

a rotation of performers and audiences.
each week presents new dishes for the ear and the eye to savor.
and always the roar of bikes and trucks making their way through town,
adding a rumbling, grumbling dimension to the show,
like another instrument.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


on steps, on windowsills, on porches.
when the desire to plant seeds and foster life takes hold,
any place can become a garden.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

the smoke tree

is in bloom again.

Monday, July 16, 2012

happy birthday, shakti girl

have you ever met someone who brings light into even the darkest room?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

because it's so hot

i've moved my computer from the sweltering attic to the first floor.
because i attended an exuberant production of godspell last night
i couldn't settle down to sleep.
because i couldn't sleep i went downstairs to work on my computer at 4 a.m.
because it's summer and we live in a drafty old house,
 a weary bat took a wrong turn and found its way in but couldn't find its way back out again.
flap, flap, flap, went the frantic bat, all around the room.
poor bat. poor brattcat. 
we'll both be napping through another hot day.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

just dyed

and waiting to be spun.

Friday, July 13, 2012

the band played,

people danced all around him,
and yet he sat, in his own world,
oblivious, drawing, drawing, drawing.
do you have a passion that absorbs you so completely?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

concert in pliny park

groovin' on a friday evening

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


in the late afternoon
on the sidewalk outside the senior center.
how many of you play?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

for all my italian visitors

can't say why this appeared on main street in brattleboro, vermont
but this post is a gift to you all.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

fairy lights

mr. brattcat has installed lights in our side garden.
they collect sunlight throughout the day
and sparkle like fallen bits of stars at night.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

hither and yon

and back at least for a little while.
it's so good to be home!
looking forward to catching up with you all.

Sunday, July 1, 2012