Category Archives: birth

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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Tanka to welcome Maeva

Fire and water dance together in spirit- Daughter of my Son- Love’s delight now breathes in you- May your life be shaped by Joy

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Sacrifice (haiku)

  Flowerstalks of kale sacrifice themselves to seed cast to their future.

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Ready?

Is it time for change? Even lavender hair and raspberry chocolates stale after long use. We need a new language. This one reeks of too many adjectives, treadbare steel belts. This fresh new world cries, weeps for a syntax all … Continue reading

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Son

My body bears a scar has done for nearly thirty years- they took you by force sent you into the world forever after separated from me your own beautiful creature. What remains invisible but more deeply real -the scar on … Continue reading

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How Does It Know? (Haiku)

Stone-like wood still swells tiny fingers into buds of soft leaves each Spring.

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Rootbound

What prison is this now I find myself Most gladly living in for months and years? Why did it take so long to find these bars Of love that burn so hot they destroy fears? I learned too well in … Continue reading

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The Resistance of Mud

This is the season of mud of waking earth of relentless rain of sharp shoots signposts to the sky. Miracles are gathering sweet grasses return earthworms roil in soil nuthatches honk down trees all pointing to the earth’s waking. We … Continue reading

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What the Garden Taught Me

(a Senryu series) Clear away Winter: after it gives up its good, what’s left is debris. New life takes patience: in every small beginning growth is possible. Surprises will come: hesitate to call a weed what you did not plant. … Continue reading

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Marching into Spring, haiku version

Persistent blades rise from frozen ground every Spring– teach soft, gentle strength.

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