Category Archives: Birds and Other Joys

Solstice Meditation

i. Earth glows at Solstice – sings in orange blossoms murmurs sweet lavenders harmonizing with wrensong – caresses us all with love in breezes making feathered ferns dance shushing sweet jasmine into our rooms drawing us out gently into her … Continue reading

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War of the Worlds (sonnet)

In this lovely world I call my own, Viewed at this moment through my soiled toes, Unrelenting beauty of the Spring Lulls my senses through eyes, ears and nose. This book is written well, its characters Developed well; its plot … Continue reading

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Singing Up the Sun

Crack this seed of day between your teeth And roll the golden light across your tongue; Taste as freshening breeze, now here beneath, Blows colors from their birthplace in the sun. Join the nondescript in lovely chorus Whose dullest feathers … Continue reading

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Sonnet for Muddy Spring

The waking season stretches tentative Green fingers to the sun from seas of mud, While finches shed their greys and browns to give The coming gold its place, and tulips bud. I moved a heavy pot to keep away Our … Continue reading

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For the Restless Gardener in Winter

Return to present breath, where light and life Relieve the anxious mind of what it bears So needlessly in constant, fruitless strife Thus losing native peace to pointless cares. There’s weedy ground to blister gardeners’ hands In June, but see … Continue reading

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crow haiku

crows in wild chorus call the cracks between the keys singing down the sun

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Haiku Stream for a Frigid Day

hot blood of the crow fires flight in frigid winds– blackness sails on white cold grows deeper yet darkens rooms in swirling snow gusting gasping death eager birds feed now crowd every perch for fuel to survive this night invisible … Continue reading

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Winter Fish

Sleeping fish move fins waving them steady even in coldest water Winter chill slowing air and water alike. These two huddle sway side by side one tilted upward the other a bit down fins like fragile feathers. Awake they annoy … Continue reading

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Warning

Am I in your way? Have I grown so straight and tall that you cannot see what you’re used to? Do my branches impinge? Do my birds spatter your hard walls? Does my shade draw creatures for rest on terrible … Continue reading

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Catalpa Sonnet

Catalpa tree’s the last to show in Spring, The last to fall away when autumn comes, No showy reds or oranges draw the eye- A bit of yellow just suggests it’s done. But when it throws its orchids at your … Continue reading

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