Monthly Archives: June 2017

Recalling My Voice (Sonnet after silence)

She wandered off; I called her back to me, My friend, the long companion of my heart, But even as I reached to catch her hand, She turned, silently refusing, did depart. So long I stood here, empty-hand-and-hearted, Not knowing … Continue reading

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Evening Sonnet

I try, as do we all, I think, to add My bit of beauty to the world I know- A well turned phrase, a pleasure that I’ve had, A fine-wrought image I can share to show We all have something … Continue reading

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Black Squirrel Tanka

bat-faced black squirrel stretches from feet to feeder sucks sugarwater- may we all find life’s sweetness in unexpected places

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Evening Tanka

Summer evening light slants soft across the kitchen lights pink peonies- Don’t we all want the same things: beauty and a hand to hold?

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Sonnet for My Bitter Friend

My friend, you harm yourself, I think, too much With those grey-tinted blinders that you wear, Interpreting a soft word, loving touch As mean encroachment, not as kindly care. The world is harsh to you in your perception; Your every … Continue reading

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