Monthly Archives: August 2015

Even Greater Riches …a sonnet

I thought I knew the sweetest sound of all, That soft white rush of winter’s first snowfall, Or wings of hummingbirds close by my ear, Or footfall of a gently grazing deer. But sweeter than all those, that low, soft … Continue reading

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Nomzi Says

Some words are magic, Nomzi says. She’s right, of course, But then, What words does any language offer To shape my mind To understand The subtle thorough-going magic Of my son’s pianist’s fingers Under mine As I take his own … Continue reading

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Fall Crops Haiku

seeds just planted feel the kindness of misty rain rise up to the sun

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Sonnet for the Return

Ritual in morning sun or night, No matter whether heavy touch or light, Its absence these few weeks leaves us both shaken Until our rituals can reawaken. There’s music in our silences and looks, Such mysteries as read in holy … Continue reading

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Tanka for the First Morning Home

Clouds pave bright gold skies A cobbled path to morning Sun winking through leaves Petalled faces sing to us Damp songs welcoming us home

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August Garden Tanka

Early light on leaves, Trumpet vines and sunflowers All shine to tell me: We were waiting here for you Growing and glowing, silent.

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Lessons (tanka)

After too much peace Growing strong in sun and rain, Lessons come like storms – Here, learn to stand back and breathe; Birds sing when we’re crying. Hummingbirds still whir – Sparrows still dance through gardens – Crows shine like … Continue reading

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