Category Archives: Dogs, Birds and Other Joys

Sitting Too Close to the Flowers

Leaves of morning glory flutter their shade at me blocking the protection of melanin I seek. I look up for the Sun for its exact trajectory in the August sky but see instead sheens of dancing some-kind-of-willow like bright fresh … Continue reading

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June Garden Sonnet

Now the gracious growing time begins Reprieve from first-stage hardest work now done. A breathing space sees just the rain and sun That make the gardens’ fruits swell in their skins. Some black-green velvet – others simply green Some still … Continue reading

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first lilies (haiku)

lilies trumpet Grace hot melodies all in sharps rise from once-cold soil

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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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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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The Goldfish

Summer ended, left us with the question of the Goldfish who would die in the ice- It would be so simple letting Winter take him or her we still don’t know- But there was that spark a frisson of light … Continue reading

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One Last Sonnet-for Daisy

Oh, let her fade from such immediate sight That I can see her at each dawn and night From either photograph or habit, still Her face comes clear with or without my will. Just a dog – yes, such a … 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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Evidence of Grace

A sudden doe appeared with her two fawns, As still as frozen beauty in the snow; The young ones followed close as if to know Where safety lay amid snow-sheltered lawns. Perhaps she scented dogs– ours had been there – … Continue reading

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