Photos for January Stones and April PAD 2012 property of M J Dills (exception 1/16)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Stone of You

I flew in over the ocean,
The mango orchards
The garbage dump
The jungle
You are everywhere


Fish Stones and Milk

We made fish and leche de coco
The memory of love, friends and
Graceful goodbyes


Monday, January 24, 2011


Sky like a pool of paint
In azul and palm green
Touch my skin with
Coco flavored heat


The nose drinks
Odors that cast spells
Make like a furnace that burns
Unrelenting, remorseless


Friday, January 21, 2011

Stones Past Stones Future

My past
Tangent to my future
Like first cousins
Who marry

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Grand Stone

Grand Canyon
Earth’s crack
From the sky
Like a gaping wound


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Moons and Stones

Ah, the enchanted moon
Guides me
To the unmeasured honey


Eighteen Stones, One Suitcase

Empty suitcase
Yawns in the corner
Feed it
Like tossing meat to a hungry lion


Monday, January 17, 2011

January 17

In the name of love
Celebrate dreams
Embrace the long road forward


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sixteen Stones

Winter is making plans
Laugh like thunder
Tears all rain
Shake your head
And it’s snow again


Clouds hang dark
Rain over cityscape
Slick sweet smell


Friday, January 14, 2011

Stones of Crows

Clever, cunning, cold.
Harbingers of misery.
Jesters in the roadway.
Misanthropes of the passerines.
Laugh, cackle with imperceptible sneers.


Klimt Stone

The enormous poplar
Bends to the wind
Never breaking
Bleak resignation


Day Twelve

“Freedom is messy”
Say the gatekeepers
Jangling the keys


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snowy Stones

The snow fell as on gossamer wings
Like the faeries brought it
And gnomes took it away

Monday, January 10, 2011

Silent Stone

In all the silence
One pin dropped
With a boom



Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ninth Stone

You never knew
She was bigger than you ever let her be
Now she is your truth



Sky Stone

Little words
Written across your sky
Messages at the end of my day



Saturday, January 8, 2011

Stone Seven

One pale child slowly becomes herself once more
Weaving a path through a jumbled day

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Early Morning Stone

Following morning’s first urban light,
One great bald eagle, nonchalantly escorted
By a small flock of seagulls,
Begins my retail day.



Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wet Stone

Barren winter light
Abruptly interrupted
Rain returns



Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Another Stone

My girl, four decades on and more,
That I could only hold you, comfort you, calm you,
As I did so many years before.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day Three

Jan 3
Shrieks and smiles, I watch limber limbs dash and dangle against the freezing white sky. My old aching callused feet beg for the noisy car heater. My bright pink knuckles ready for the merlot.

Second Day of Stone Gathering

Jan 2
Soft girls, warm blankets, night sky, dreams of princes, tooth fairy, no little brother to bother.

Day One of Stone Gathering

Jan 1

A New Year and I‘m surrounded by the little ones, the little ones. Brown eyes, mouths that chatter endlessly, with whys and wise. Blessings and benedictions.