Category Archives: Sonnet

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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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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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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Sonnet for the Mother

Two hands, two feet are darkened, marked by Earth, Their blackening welcome signs of Life’s rebirth – In breezy Spring and coming Summer’s heat Earth’s frozen heart returns to Life to beat. In games and rituals of eons past Some … 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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For the Last Thirty Years

What have I to give you? Only this: A word soft-forged in love from my own heart, A long embrace at end of day, a kiss That’s had our long love in it from the start. A painted bowl, a … Continue reading

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Singing Up the Sun

Crack this seed of day between your teeth And roll the golden light across your tongue; Taste as freshening breeze, now here beneath, Blows colors from their birthplace in the sun. Join the nondescript in lovely chorus Whose dullest feathers … Continue reading

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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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Sonnet for the Journey South

French fields this Spring in shades of green and brown Flash past, beginning Life now Winter’s flown As windmills gather power from the sun, New morning now in valley towns begun. The city was exhausting-fast and filled; This emptiness, even … Continue reading

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