Monthly Archives: February 2014

When the Noise Stops

When the noise stops, Sweet deep sigh of happy dogs, Even the birdsong chilled to silence, All that’s left is this deep-hidden durable fact: Our two souls have blended to indistinguishable unity. And that is the buzzing center of everything … Continue reading

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Tanka for the Long-Married

Two tight shut cones hang From the pine’s furthest stretched branch– This our tandem fate– Surviving thus together In the face of harshest winds.

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Patience

As long ago I bore fruit for you, Still what you plant in me grows: From your touch beauties spring, Racing to sing the heat of your heart. I lie fallow like ground under snow, Waiting for your hand to … Continue reading

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Hopeful Haiku

Last icicles fall Releasing green energy Spring bursts from the earth!

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It’s Almost Here!

Even though there’s still snow in the forecast every day this week, I can feel spring creeping closer. I have to stop myself from walking around the gardens to look for the tops of the garlic and the first over … Continue reading

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Morning Meditation

As I meditated this morning, I focused on service to Papabear. His relentless care and protection, including working long days, urges me to find ways to care for him also. But this morning, what came to me as I did … Continue reading

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Sonnet: Time Overcome

Time, that fussy, ego-driven toddler That pulls on all our sleeves and whispers, “Now!” That makes us all believe in its own vision– A universe that spins, but Time says how– One touch from you releases me from all that … Continue reading

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What I See From Here

Fractal tops of tallest trees Shudder in a frigid breeze– Early morning golden light, Hawks and crows in looping flight– Black and brown dogs playing rough Pretending to be wild and tough. But the wiser inward eye Sees beyond what’s … Continue reading

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Love Poem for Papabear

There’s wonder in my eyes each day For every beauty in and out, That graces this sweet life we live And have done now for many years. The falling snow that ornaments Each branch and twig with crystal light, The … Continue reading

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Always New

Millions of tiny bits of Lake Ontario, turned dust-bunny light by cold and wind, have turned our world into a snow globe again this morning. I’ll start pepper seeds today even while everything turns to snow sculpture outside. Gardening really … Continue reading

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