Monthly Archives: July 2016

Summer Air Haiku

Hot, wet air’s embrace wraps around my skin today- a sweaty lover

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Flowers for all Mothers

The Mother of us all comes, lovely Spring, To fill the house with color, asserting Each year again the beauty of this world In every open flower, in leaves still curled. And yet She weeps to see her children kill … Continue reading

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Deadheading the Lilies

This one’s had its day that one, too– but shift the blade slowly between the two. Snip soft wet flesh only at the base where the flower meets the communicating plant. Make too harsh a cut and the next one … Continue reading

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Garlic Harvest

I shift from hip to hip in the shaded heat of July, feel the hairs on my arms catch bits of soil falling from roots of the garlic that must be trimmed but not too much for a second week … Continue reading

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Song of a Long-Time Wife (sonnet)

I long for you as does long night for day When sunlight creeps into the sky at last; Just as fresh lilies scent new air at dawn, So does your presence chase away the past. Your clarity of mind, your … Continue reading

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Absence in High Summer

How should your absence ache when the center of every web is you or that which you’ve touched? Auburn-eyed dogs gaze at me with no more devotion or need than the story in your eyes. When I go out to … Continue reading

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Love’s Deception

Rancid as old cheese I swelter under the Sun Using as much my own As the generous water Pouring from the hose. Bees and chipmunks follow find me comely and rich Sunflowers turn to me Seeking the other half of … Continue reading

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Paying Attention

A sonnet to meditation: It’s almost painful, seeing what is there Instead of what we saw last time we glanced Outside ourselves to check interpretations Of details we absorbed almost by chance. Once past the pain, such beauty flies about, … Continue reading

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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Things to believe: All imperfections are translated into beauty by the alchemy of lovers’ eyes. An old house in the city can become a garden open to tiny flying dinosaurs and stripey, bouncy creatures. As the sun comes up, even … Continue reading

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Relief (Senryu)

Your kiss came to me- high summer watermelon- such sweet wet relief

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