Monthly Archives: January 2018

Snow haiku

coldest skies shed snow curtains of tightly closed fists sweep the silver world

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Tanka for meditation

waves wash the shore clean take the dross leave only gold meditation’s twin– mind or ocean filled too much with trash cannot thus be cleansed

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For a snowy pine (tanka)

pine’s fractal fingers- crystallized rain’s resting place- hold snowy beauty– See and praise the loveliness it is creating for you!

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The Box

Inside, it’s crowded, noisy with talk- Magic walls, transparent from out here, Curve space, distort vision from within- Warmth envelopes everyone inside Lulls them to sleep at brightest noon Eases questions into slurred dreams Quickly forgotten in the swamps Of … Continue reading

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Tanka for an Early Spring

endless water falls a Winter meditation dreaming of itself- Life swirls under the soil endless colors gathering

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For My Feet

Once I thought nothing of walking barefoot on South Florida asphalt baked to softness in the summer noon- sandspurs embedded in thick calluses- a glass shard from the basketball court which, when extracted, exposed the pumping of my living heart. … Continue reading

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Ubiquitous

If Winter is withdrawal of Light and its twin, Life, pulling deep down into themselves to wait for the grace of their own return, a reply to Summer in dark terms, it is so to gather strength for the great … Continue reading

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Failure

Words wrong me leave me expressionless as I try to catch how the flowing light in all things lately sprays from my fingertips from the fountains I see in meditation all-colors mingling colors of hope of healing and strength of … Continue reading

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The Goldfish

Summer ended, left us with the question of the Goldfish who would die in the ice- It would be so simple letting Winter take him or her we still don’t know- But there was that spark a frisson of light … Continue reading

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Gifts of Winter

Winter’s hard brown ground heaves with invisible Life sings colors silent till Spring promises more than lovers do Winter whispers pledges of tender green shoots of iridescence in soil of sweet-faced irises Winter’s quiet gentles mind to meditation hand and … Continue reading

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