Category Archives: birth

March into Spring

I wander frozen ground each morning now In search of visible life through the veil Of lightly frosted snow that falls so gently That nightly rabbits scarcely leave a trail. I’m seeking fresh becoming in the new Sweet life that … Continue reading

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Garden in Winter

  The garden’s a mess in Winter: potato barrels balance akimbo by compost bins that, not bashful, open themselves to the dogs Skeletons of mint-that-was and will be again reach, gasping, through the snow Oddly shaped pond bottoms rest against … Continue reading

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Snow (tanka)

Snow blankets and shines, keeps gardens warm winterlong cracks open Spring seed– Cold hard times come for us, too, crack us open to grow strong.

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Persistence (sonnet)

Music of snowfall’s the quietest melody heard On nights when no sound escapes, silence in darkness assured. Hushed by the susurrus gently embracing the ground, Refrain from speaking–just listen to quiet’s own sound. Echoing snowfall, the near-silent work beneath snow … Continue reading

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Sonnet for the Son of My Son

My arms and legs lack discipline to dance And mirror all the brightness of the day. Though in my mind and heart I leap and fly, This aging body only steps and sways. Still, even being planted in this mud, … Continue reading

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