Category Archives: Spring

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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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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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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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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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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MidWinter (tanka)

mid-winter quickens roots so deep they never freeze brightness at their hearts- life stirs softly underground awakening at Imbolc

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Tanka for an Early Spring

endless water falls a Winter meditation dreaming of itself- Life swirls under the soil endless colors gathering

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Failure

Words wrong me leave me expressionless as I try to catch how the flowing light in all things lately sprays from my fingertips from the fountains I see in meditation all-colors mingling colors of hope of healing and strength of … Continue reading

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