Monthly Archives: June 2015

Geode

Dull gray rock dirt-specked disappointing but Crack it open: great thunderclouds issue living lightning across wet skies speckled fawns flash through city streets across city green dynamos spray light heat poetry grounded love cinnamon sweet deep as Spanish mole

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Healing Love (sonnet)

Your touch, a paralytic to my mind, Sends intellect, all shamefaced, into hiding – No logic, sense or symmetry of thought Has strength to stop such heat from overriding. The clarity your touch can so induce Defeats and sweeps away … Continue reading

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Garden Party Tanka

Straight rain hisses down Earthworms roil to the surface Have garden parties Uninvited robins crash Stabbing their hosts and laughing

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Wet Gardens

Tomato vines have spots of early blight Because this cool rain falls both day and night. The eggplants and the butternuts are slow Because they need more sun than this to grow. Our bean vines struggle slowly up their string … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Lament

Last October we crawled on the ground, Setting cloves into a long, low mound. Winter-long we watched for first green growth, Having mulched and weeded the bed, both. Spring arrived and with it the first sprout! Garlic greens survived and … Continue reading

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Sailing

Sailing meditation’s flat sea Bounded by I-don’t-know I fall off the edge Behind the encompassing “I”– Hands that look like yours Cast a broad net of love– I am caught in simple peace In the unknowing of their touch

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Rain

Silence of warm rain Quiets even the birds’ song Summer waits for light

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Some Days

Some days the need To stare at you To fill up my eyes Imprint your image On my retina– It’s almost irresistible. I want you to burn Into my brain Like the sun in summer Like fire into wood Like … Continue reading

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Patience

I am not an Old Soul Whatever that means. It took you years To teach me myself, To show me our truth, To open the door I needed To walk through to be happy. All those years you waited, Patiently … Continue reading

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Love Tanka Cycle

1 Old dogs love deepest: Shadow us from room to room, Trust us in all things. Let’s learn to take our pleasure Like them, belly-up in the sun. 2 Summer storm’s coming: How lovely is the sunlight When darkness draws … Continue reading

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