Category Archives: joy

October 22 Thank-You Note

Idling running your hands (those hands with rich veins whose heat of strength runs fast through them) through debased soil you touched an unexpected blasted root crowded around by noxious weeds nicked and frozen by turns half-eaten in the muddy … 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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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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Persistence

An open mirror to the sky her sudden scudding clouds— A lake rippled by gusts of breathless fascination— I am all surface: depths of old days foundations for wavelets expressing breezes exhaled by a loving Earth. Spring has wandered into … 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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Little Song for a Night Flight

Seen from here, how we all glow! One Venus above, millions below: Each golden light– or red, or green, a spark of Love and Life unseen.

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Snow Day

  insistent snowfall- free gifts of home and hot soup given from the sky

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Saturday Morning

Out there the sun shines snow into diamonds- In here the washer thumps to a stop the heat puffs on- Soon I’ll hear the bells on the door jangle your return with a snow-covered black dog- I breathe in quiet … Continue reading

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