Category Archives: Summer

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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Haiku for the little ones

Chinese lanterns sail over gunpowder-lit skies— Still, fireflies glow

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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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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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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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Ubiquitous

If Winter is withdrawal of Light and its twin, Life, pulling deep down into themselves to wait for the grace of their own return, a reply to Summer in dark terms, it is so to gather strength for the great … Continue reading

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