Category Archives: Gardening, Usually Organic

A Gardener Watches Blown Snow

Diamonds driven by water-winds hiss against my windows frozen fire crackling burning coldcrisped leaves where vines still tether pods of purpleblack beans. Ferns bowing to the rush of switchback winds tempt my gardener’s hands into the frigid world calling it … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of October Melons

Sugared juices run across my palm, I catch my breath and shut my eyes —the sweetness of October melon— two seconds—less—sufficed to glide the long and gleaming knife through its netted skin through its softest orange flesh and now it … Continue reading

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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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August

Loose in hip and mind I wander in the gardens a gigantic bee visiting flower and leaf seeking the astonishment of fruits where there were none even in the dimness of yesterday’s dusk. Indoors I settle to nothing neither book … Continue reading

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Summer Senryu

Just one fear remains: Not fixing this day in words, losing its beauty.

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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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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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