Category Archives: Birds and Other Joys

For a Gentle April in Syracuse

The delicate lacing of leaves being born with the dawn – The gazing out windows in hope of a glimpse of a fawn – The gray rolling furball of squirrels getting busy on grass Surrounded by tulips all rising above … Continue reading

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Cathedral Tanka

Stained glass glitters here- music flows in this- the wrong Cathedral– I seek dirt, sun, and birdsong God laughs as fresh seedlings sprout

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Crows and Hope at Imbolc

Crows swirl at Imbolc painting grey skies with ink wings brushing in the light- If blackest of all winged souls can retrieve Spring, so can we.

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Winter’s Comforts

these are the days of music of light from every corner when even our neighbor who scowls changes his porch light for red it glows on the snow deepening on his sidewalk where tiny dogs pass by in sweaters against … Continue reading

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Rook Song

All the way West in little Broad Chalke, Not crows but rooks fly in to talk About their glowing black affairs While all unseeing, we trudge the stairs. Another rook flies in Another rook flies out They talk and talk … Continue reading

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Crows in Mersham

Crows call counterpoint Wind chimes deep and high Blows rain from the sea All the way to Canterbury. Moss dots the tile roof Past this rainspotted pane And horses wear black jackets Against October rain. Smoothing the air into oaks … Continue reading

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Senryu for Harvest

Sunflower heads bow meeting the gaze of the Earth not death but harvest– When my own harvest time comes, may memories of love live.

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