Monthly Archives: July 2014

Tanka for Summer Rain

Long strong summer rain Drowses dogs and birds alike – Underground I hear Gathering green energy Tomorrow everything grows!

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Gratitude Sonnet

In giving over all I am to you, My Love, you have returned me to myself. All dreams I had in youth I now live true, Peculiar ways I had put on a shelf: My beauties, all at odds with … Continue reading

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Sonnet of Confession

Life is love, and love in life persists Although life’s green growth must in time decay. Still, energy of life waits and insists That all must live and love another day. Such green force drives our blood and fuels our … Continue reading

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Everything Changes…Nothing Dies

Butter crunch that made soft leaves In early spring this year Now has bolted up for seed as July’s end draws near. Peony is long past now Though lovely leaves remain; Sunflowers burst like solar flares From stalks that once … Continue reading

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Learning to Wait

When I go out to sit in the garden, I usually see nothing much going on at first. But as I sit and hold still and stay quiet, the garden comes to life. Goldfinches land on top of the aging … Continue reading

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Sonnet in Praise of Change

Six decades now I’ve lived and tried to learn That change’s harsh steel glove hides velvet hand– False confidence once said I had control Of flux, of growth, of all that I had planned. Breathing, pulsing compost taught me much: … Continue reading

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Haiku for Chaos

Summer’s chaotic Beauty, growth, seed, and decay Clamber together

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