Monthly Archives: May 2015

Advice

If you should ever have a child And wish you hadn’t later, I offer this, all free of charge: Don’t tell her that you hate her. Just keep your regrets to yourself; Pretend you love her, too, For if you … Continue reading

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Bat

Today a sleeping bat Hung folded in the hall Like a tiny brown Chinese lantern Outside the room where we sang The Latin syllables we love. I wanted badly to take it home Or at least move it to the … Continue reading

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Peony Haiku

Peonies bow down To heaviness of spring rain As pink beauty falls

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Thank You

So many people Have come and gone Leaving only the touch Of a butterfly’s wing, Beautiful but invisible And gone. Only you stay, My center and your own, My fixed point In a vortex of change, My anchor and hope … Continue reading

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On Looking Long into an Old Dog’s Eyes

Deeper than most men’s hearts, Crystal-studded brown wells Gaze back steadily – Simplify this world To a single aspiration: Kindness.

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Getting What We Don’t Deserve

This impossible beauty You’ve dropped me in– It’s more than I hoped for, Never thinking I should have so much. From the tiny daisies Sprouting up in the grass To the intentional iris, To the generous peonies, Your hand made … Continue reading

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For My Son (Tanka)

Radicchio spires Throws herself to the future Hopes for strong children. If we have achieved that much, Why should we desire more?

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