Monthly Archives: May 2016


I grow everything I can bushels of words smoothed into shapes with gilt edges pile up in corners waiting for someone for someone’s hand for an eye, an ear a heart to hold them. Gifts cannot be themselves until someone … Continue reading

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Sleep (love sonnet for my husband)

Silky touch of peaceful spirit falls all feather-soft as fractal-rich dreams call to sweeten darkness, brush away all fears, kaleidoscopic vision of dreams nears. Thus sweet disorders range throughout the night, eliminate confusion from daylight, let clarity command the thoughts … Continue reading

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Time and Love (sonnet)

I choose which image I will focus on: That ragged wisp of cloud, soon burnt and gone Or red-tail hawks in swooping pas de deux– Creating flights of life – from old, the new. My hands grow weak; my back, … Continue reading

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Japanese Iris (haiku)

Japanese Iris: butterflies floating above breeze-blown green sabers

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I pour it all into the ground these days, Ideas, images, and words together; The sonnets, free verse, haiku–all displays Of feeling go elsewhere in warmer weather. First feed the soil–just as I first awake My senses to the world, … Continue reading

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Why I Get Frustrated with Him

Skim all the beauties, virtues of all righteous men compressed into one– He’ll say, “I’m only a man trying to do what I can.”

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Song of the Perpetual Gardener

Come Spring-sun, come! Warm these hands! Soiled-stained, the Gardener stands, Reaching high and bending low, Working as the cold winds blow. Petals are a pretty sight– Full-blown flowers in bright light Decorate each hot July, Wrens sing then and bumbles … Continue reading

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Love Lies Sleeping

There lies on his face, as he sleeps soft, open-mouthed, silver beard wreathing, the very lightness of love in every guise it can wear.

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Heart of Night

Dive deep down now… inside the blackness into the heat of extinguished suns where the night and beauty are one. This softness like no other embraces us with tender filaments rocks us to sleep with slow soft heavings that rush … Continue reading

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Welcome. Merry meet. Salve! Ça va? To my new readers, thank you for being here with me. Just seeing that someone reads and sometimes likes what they read makes the effort to share worthwhile.

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