Category Archives: Birds and Other Joys

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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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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Tanka for the Beauty of Trees

In the world of trees factories spew oxygen take just what they need- if their beauty were enough we could live and breathe freely

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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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