Faithful Moons

Faithful Moons

Faithful moons, like every earthly sphere, Encircle but their one appointed round, Visiting the distant to be near, And when seem lost are sooner to be found. Concentric things are everlasting here, As I with you—my home, my place, my pier. Dedicated to Cassandra Lianne

Women and Chess

Women and Chess

It is surprising that, as ancient a game as chess is, the first truly international tournament was not held until 1851. The most distinguished Masters from all over Europe gathered in London for a knock-out match tournament in which only one player was left at the close, and he was then the first unofficial world […]

Oasis Love

Anger of a hurricane isNever in the eye;Disruption all around us,Yet perfect calm inside. A spot so tranquil,Naught amiss. Delight amid the deluge. Deserts show miragesOnly to the weak.None but the strong see clearEnough toLocate pond or creek.Lounging in perpetual spaEnclosed, secure, unique.