Welcome to ~On A Whim~ !

I hope you find this a place to relax, meditate, chill, just get your mind off things.

Nothing special here. Just a little conglomeration of things that make me happy or that make me grateful...
maybe make me think (a little).

I hope they do the same for you.

Thanks for visiting... xo stace

Saturday, September 25, 2010


The familiar spread of your arms
welcomes me home again.
I lean into you, content.

Look, how our once beautiful
stream has widened
revealing its receding banks.

It exposes your gnarled toes
as they grasp at the earth
more precariously than before.

The boughs I used to swing
from hang lower now,
seem a bit more fragile.

Your age has subtly
revealed itself.
If I could count your rings

they would be many.
You carry them with grace
as time has her way.

Monday, September 20, 2010


I think of him
it’s something
I loathe
to do

a soft breeze
over the pond
and cattails

mist settles
on the lawn
an eerie stage
for dusk

we want so much
so fast
we forget to give
like stingy children
on a playground

in the arid
showers are
from rain clouds

when aligned
just right
is the Moon’s
beauty mark

dandelion puff
set free
a thousand
take flight

in my sprinkler
spreads his wings
to the sun

horses graze
fruit tree

for apples

*Gogyohka is a new form of Japanese short poetry,
founded and pioneered by Japanese poet Enta Kusakabe.
Gogyohka is pronounced go-gee-yoh-kuh
(the “g”s are hard as in “good”), and literally translated
means “five line poem”. Gogyohka is five lines of free verse
on any subject matter. There is no set syllable pattern,
however the poem should be short and succinct.
The goal is to compellingly capture an idea, observation,
feeling, memory, or experience in just a few words.