Category Archives: Gardening, Usually Organic

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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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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Lily tanka

sharp flat blades spring up spreading across the garden in still-cool breezes— the arrogance of lilies makes even us seem gentle

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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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Tanka for an Early Spring

endless water falls a Winter meditation dreaming of itself- Life swirls under the soil endless colors gathering

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