Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MOO Cover Reveal

It is a joyous time
when a few years' work
nears its culmination
in a beautifully edited and designed book.

Above is the 'official cover reveal' for 
due out in September 2016.

I hope you will like it.


Editor:  Joanna Cotler
Publisher: Joanna Cotler Books, HarperCollins Children's Books
Jacket art:  Vincent Moustache
Jacket design: Sarah N. Kaufman

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year!

Apparently December raced on by
without my pausing to take note
caught up in all that flurry
of holidays and people
and baking
and wrapping
and writing
and working

helloooo new year
you fresh and clean new year
so full of space and promise and time


Friday, November 20, 2015

So much . . .

So much depends

yellow woods

a red canoe. . . .

(I intended to post this last month, but the month evaporated. The yellow leaves are now gone, but the red canoe remains.)


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Cloud Lifts

Sometimes you think you know
where you are 
in a story
but then
a cloud descends

and you're no longer sure:

Is this the right setting?
What's down there in that valley?
What is going to happen?
Why can't I see . . .?

You walk from one room
to the next
You wash a dish or two
and then

The cloud lifts!
It's a miracle.
You know where you are.
You know where you're going.

At least for the time being . . .


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Land of Bloomability and Unfinished Angel, continued

If you continue past the Herman Hesse museum
(see previous post)
you will come to a stone arch
that connects two buildings

a path leads you through the arch
and down a short slope

you round a curve
the trees part
and then
you see

You can hardly believe your eyes.

You have to sit there
on a red bench
breathe deeply.

Such a world!


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Switzerland and Bloomability

I'm back in Switzerland
in the land of Bloomability
and The Unfinished Angel
coming and going
one foot here
one foot in the States
for the next two years.

Above photo is from one of my favorite walks
through the village of Montagnola
past the small Herman Hesse museum.

Below is a close-up of Hesse's typewriter
in that second-story window:

Something quite charming
about that black typewriter
with white paper
ready to be filled
. . .


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Black eyes and goosenecks . . .

I am a collector
of vases

and vases need


I suppose
I am also
a collector 
of flowers.

At night
against a darkened window

they appear
so elegant
so graceful.