Monthly Archives: December 2015

Song for a New Year

Seasons turn and turn again As we all to the new year run And artifice of time is anchored In our own great star, the Sun. Winter runs her frosty fingers Up your spine, across your face As she grips … Continue reading

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I had a voice before I ever knew Its sound surrounded by the safe and warm Home I’ve now lived in long in gratitude For time and space to give that voice a form. It was your hand that labored … Continue reading

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Curls of smoke Rising from lips Or hand, Words are sacred, Shape thought, Create thought, Make us real, Solidify our history, Celebrate our love. Work is sacred Focused energy Love made visible Your gift to me As my words to … Continue reading

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Winter Sun (haiku)

Timid sun on snow- one warm wash of lovely light makes Black Dog’s coat shine.

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Merry Christmas!

From the not-so-frozen North!

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In These Days

In these days of calm life winnowed down to what we really need, we sculpt our time, removing what doesn’t fit, discarding the bits of stone we tried three times to persuade it should stick, sometimes returning to the pieces … Continue reading

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December Rain (tanka)

Chill December rain dissolving into fog drifts winds through city streets– Be still and know the ocean is still reaching out for you.

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Solstice Haiku

Earth opens her arms welcoming the darkest night in one round embrace.

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Solstice Song

The light? It never dies, you know, But rather takes a break From shining in your happy home For all your happy sakes. When you’re in darkness, then the sun Warms someone else’s place, And still you see the world … Continue reading

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Other (tanka)

Hemlock branches dance in rhythms of winter wind- oak leaves clap softly. How can such disparate spirits acknowledge each other’s grace?

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