Monthly Archives: July 2016

Seasonal Sonnet

A jungle lives here, right outside the door, With birds and beasts and reptiles, bugs and more: And even through the window, there’s a show, Of bathing beauties breaking from canto. A thousand thousand blossoms, open wide, Share pollen and … Continue reading

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Funny, You Don’t Look Political

You hear them first, far overhead, Their eerie cry, last heard, first dead. Our squabbling may mask their cry, So stop the fighting, run or fly! They seek the small ones on the wing, The furry ones–any small thing, Or … Continue reading

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I Love Bernie, too, but…

Hordes of anxious sparrows fight Each one seeking the sole right To all the perches, all the seed, Waste more food than what they need. We, too, fight and yell and swear As if Evil were not there, Cheering our … Continue reading

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Petite Chanson pour Mon Mari

Dans mon coeur, il y a gran feu de joie, Que brule chaque jour seulement pour toi. Pour ton voix, tes mains, ton visage, Cette petite poeme est mon homage. Alors, quand tu viens chez nous Al fin du jour, … Continue reading

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Summer’s Promises

High Summer blooms with wild abandon, Just as you and I once did. Blazes all around in open Colors wherein nothing’s hid. Watch and see the buzzing life That creeps and flies around her head, In hard Winter, all these … Continue reading

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Bon Anniversaire!

On this day but thirty years ago, You woke my body from an anxious trance, Your touch a revelation, sudden sun, The music to which I’d forever dance. Tne prison made of sorrow and of fear Remained a little while … Continue reading

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Long Love’s Eyes (Senryu)

As eyes cloud over vision becomes much clearer each others’ souls sharp– I don’t create your beauty– I only see well what’s there.

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Rain After Drought (a sonnet)

The garden is most grateful for the rain When drought has parched its leaves, hardened the soil – Soft showers don’t soak in when they first come; If sun returns too soon, rain’s good is spoiled. But when the rains … Continue reading

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Thanks

The garden and my restaurant reviews have eaten my brain lately. Thanks very much to you who still look in on me. I promise to give you something to look at soon.

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Garlic

Garlic lies curing upstairs. Gentle handling and soft brushing took some of the soil away. Now we wait for weeks until the skins grow papery until the cloves will keep. Their juices warm the winter making the seasons mesh into … Continue reading

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