Thursday, December 28, 2006

a candle
hollowed by flame ~
burning still

the heart becomes
a lantern

Stephen Brooke (c)2006

in the form of a tanka

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Your Rising Sign is Pisces

Dreaming and introspective, you're often lost in your thoughts.
Which is okay by you... you're inner world is pretty darn awesome.

And while you are inwardly confident, sometimes you seem a bit unsure.
People often handle you more delicately than they need to.

You love luxury, and even if you're a bit broke, you want things to look "rich."
Mysterious and demure, you keep secrets about yourself to remain an enigma.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


On a still and starry night,
was a baby born;
and the shepherds sought his light,
the light of a new morn.

On a starry night, and cold,
they rose and left their sheep;
Was it only to behold
a little child, asleep?

On a night when simple men
knelt at a simple birth,
was swept away all that had been;
the breath of life filled earth.

On a night, a wondrous night,
when the angels sang,
the stars shone in their glory bright
and the heavens rang.

Stephen Brooke ©2006

yep, a Christmas poem...or maybe a song?

Monday, December 11, 2006


The mockingbird greets the chill
gray dawn of December.

Feathers fluffed, he seems twice
the bird he was last summer.

How have I so dwindled
from the man I then was?

Stephen Brooke ©2006

a piece somewhat in the form of a, not kosher, er, korean, in terms of syllable count but, as with haiku, I think english language sijo may be better going a bit shorter.

Well, it's been quite a long time since I've posted here. Visits may well continue to be sporadic, at best. I'm settling into the Peanut Road house somewhat, lots to do yet on it (years worth of remodeling, I reckon) and lots of other work as well. I've been on the road quite a bit and expect that to continue. Maybe even increase!