Monthly Archives: April 2016

Spring Sun Sonnet

Welcome now the open-windowed season; Come into the Sun with me and play; All the games that live outside of reason Winterlong are ready for their day. First, the promenade of bees and children Weary of their long captivity, Hum … Continue reading

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Spring Crows (haiku)

Spring crows disappear into tree-colored shadows remember Winter

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Tanka for Silence

Listen for silence: only in those white spaces will you hear the Earth, chanting through new buds of leaves into the sun of Summer.

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Dream Tanka

Furious dream landscapes dwindle into morning light confirming what’s real: no funnel-an hourglass, your eyes release dreams made true.

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Morning Communion Song

Paul Klee drew a twittering machine Made of twigs and branches, nothing green– Happy tiny birds sit singing there, Sending their sweet music to the air. Just this morning, as I stood awaking, Cranking open blinds with daylight breaking, In … Continue reading

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Longing for Silence

It’s still there under the constant hums that scatter our minds the way tufts of dog hair scatter in shedding season. Clear away the blowing heat turn off the glowing screens go someplace without “power” where you cannot plug in … Continue reading

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Aspiration to Birds’ brains

See how even leaves of fresh-born plants Strain to catch the lovely touch of light, Leaning out for love, for growth, for strength- All the good that’s hidden in the night? Watch the reedy necks of baby birds Stretched to … Continue reading

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Stop

Noise of the human world swirls endlessly around circles ever down thicker than mud stops our ears blinds our brains racketing tritones Until we say Stop Turn to the open window all electronics silenced see what’s really there in the … Continue reading

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Sugary Haiku

Powdered sugarĀ falls making the gardens into confectionaries.

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Transformation (tanka)

Like Spring transforming the whole earth from death to life, your eyes transform me: what once was shapeless, confused now shines in the sun like gold.

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