Category Archives: Patience

In Silence

In silence the quiet moans of old dogs call for a gentle hand- Snow’s soft hissing surrounds all the senses- Tiny voices of moles under snow rise to the light. On that broad straight path balance returns vision clears breath … Continue reading

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Returning

Just write the words let them fall like soft snow to cover leaf and soil silently-no one watching. Meaning will come creeping language lighting the way to reveal you to yourself gently-a soft leading. In time-slow time-you will return to … Continue reading

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Promise

The dryer drum squeaks complaints but keeps on turning- song for a dim day Snow comes first as rain- all falls from the same close sky carrying Winter Soft rains of Summer raised up all that has fallen- earth receives … Continue reading

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Tanka for Today

Scarlet leaves tremble At Winter’s first suggestion- Change disturbs us all.- Living strong through Winter’s grip Returns us to Spring’s fresh growth.

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Tanka for Papabear

asparagus crowns persist in cold October sending Light their Love- I’d be as faithful as they were my heart as big as yours

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Evening Tanka

Summer evening light slants soft across the kitchen lights pink peonies- Don’t we all want the same things: beauty and a hand to hold?

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Tanka for Hope

Late Spring’s yellow light brushes bright unfolding leaves chimes the evening in- Praise the persistence of Life sprung fresh from darkness and death.

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