Monthly Archives: April 2014

Good Morning

Silent morning house Sun splashes across carpet Pours in like a prayer

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Declaration and Promise

At nearly forty I found my voice. Too many years later I made the choice to live a new old way. Today I declare myself comfortable with both and have changed my name here to my own true name. I … Continue reading

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Haiku and Tanka for an Ambivalent Carnivore

Plucking of chickens Should be accompanied by The sound of cellos My goat woman friend Calls each of her birds by name Holds the crippled one In her arms as it crows up At the sky it cannot fly

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New York April

, Spring smiles small Lilts laughing Runs away dropping petals While upstairs tumblers Spurt early blossoms Threaten tomatoes. I grew tropically– In northern chill, I count time warmly, Misplacing the sun As it inches toward us So slow, so slow … Continue reading

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Love Sonnet for a Misty Day

What falls out there is only ghosts of rain, The lightly grey-white mist that ends this day, Sweet April running out before her time. The sun is weary; fighting winter’s hard. One dog’s close furry warmth sleeps at my side; … Continue reading

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Goldfinch Haiku

Cold April startles Finches just now turning gold Brightness flies straight up!

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Three ways your dog and I are alike. . .

She’s an old dog now Some of her brown has turned white But she still loves you.

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To Be Seen–Sonnet

The greatest gift of love is to be seen, Not as the face that meets the world at large, But in the soul’s entirety and with All imperfections held up to the light. In love’s first summer blush the flowers … Continue reading

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A Way to Quiet the Monkey Mind

Well, sort of, anyway. When I try to meditate, it really starts swinging from the trees in my head. I’ve recently discovered that I can waylay it by, every time it reminds me of something I need/want to get done, … Continue reading

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Doggerel 2

O, Black Dog with dense fur like silk I never, till you, met your ilk. Your dark brown gaze, your lovely feet… In you the beauties of Dogdom meet! Yet if I could make one request, (I wouldn’t want to … Continue reading

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