Category Archives: Gardening

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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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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Fallow Ground

With mind now fallow as the frozen soil, I look for solitude’s own recompense As breathing matches breezes, human foil To Nature as her seasons are to sense. Ideas rot from too extended waiting As fast as seeds in frigid … 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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