Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Villa des Amis/September 2013/LPC


This existence of ours is as transient 
    as autumn clouds.
To watch the birth and death of beings 
    is like looking at the movements 
    of a dance. 
A lifetime is like a flash of lightning 
    in the sky.
Rushing by like a torrent 
    down a steep mountain.

Global Warming

Swiss Alps/2008/LPC

Global Warming
There was ice here
Huge sheets of it
Clinging to the earth
Carving the soil
Pushing in retreat
Leaving contours
Creating conditions
For new life
Including mine
I have clung to the earth
Pushed it 
Left contours
Created new life
They will say 
I was here
My offspring
They will do the same
Then be gone
The ice will return
Take comfort in that
                     ---LPC 9/25/13