Category Archives: joy

For a Gentle April in Syracuse

The delicate lacing of leaves being born with the dawn – The gazing out windows in hope of a glimpse of a fawn – The gray rolling furball of squirrels getting busy on grass Surrounded by tulips all rising above … Continue reading

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Tanka for Equinox

Spring sun rose in red golden streamers in her hair laughing at herself- Tilting now toward Summer we shout and run into growth

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Crows and Hope at Imbolc

Crows swirl at Imbolc painting grey skies with ink wings brushing in the light- If blackest of all winged souls can retrieve Spring, so can we.

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Growing Power

Despite our fears, the Seasons will keep turning; Fresh Spring will follow these hard days of ice. The soil still breathes, and bulbs still feel the yearning For some small breath of warmth that will suffice. We must know that … Continue reading

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Fractal Snow

See the stars at night glittering in a black sky- as bright as the snow shimmering in clear sunlight as my heart shines at your voice.

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A Thank-You Note to My Graces at Christmas

One of the visible spirits of Grace in my life, You offer me always more love than I’ve ever deserved; With critical eye and kind heart you regard what I do And judge it all with generosity, always unswerved. When … Continue reading

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I had a son once- I married daughters twice- Two others sang their own song Out on the edge somewhere Beyond the scope of my vision. From my heart’s song Imperfect as it has been Also the song of my … Continue reading

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