Category Archives: Poetry

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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Will She Miss Us? (Sonnet on climate change)

Broad Earth with heat and moisture generates Both high-topped clouds and low black nimbus, too From her own waters, deep volcano’s flue, Reflected light and warmth that percolates— Till low plains by her oceans turn to seas As if her … Continue reading

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Love-ish Haiku

broad Earth generates her own clouds, mists, rains, thunder Sun still shines above

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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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Sonnet for Love of Language in Autumn

Willow leaves swirl in the cooling wind, Some making patterns on the rain-blacked streets; Some drift themselves through my Fall-hungry eyes, Filling lonely spaces where words meet. No language turned or filtered through the heart Of Summer’s growth, its fruitfulness … 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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Love Poem

Coming from a bay of blood and wet grey moss hands tight together for healing for world making Neither one knew the roads would knit so far so long so new Strained and thinned to the faint glimmer rounding the … Continue reading

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