Category Archives: Usually Organic

Love in the Cold

Now the unexpected harvest comes As winter fast approaches from the west, Its chilblained fingers reaching for the vines That gave us all last summer long their best. These vines are old, their chard companions ragged, The cold wind tears … Continue reading

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Garlic Planting Sonnet

Time now to put our garlic in the ground– Our yearly celebration of the Fall– To give it time to grow some roots, then sleep Throughout the frozen Winter’s icy squall. Here’s one last chance to pack our nails with … Continue reading

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Sonnet for the Cycle of Seasons

These winds now blowing strong bring freshness in, Relieving heads and hearts from Summer’s load. Each day now filled with work to end the year Of growth and harvesting all we had sowed. Though still the larger harvest will take … Continue reading

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Sonnet for a Late Summer Rain

Today the softest, gentlest rain of all Whispers in the wind of coming Fall, Its promise of caressing, sunlit breeze, With nights that pull us close before the freeze. Now sparrows that worked hard all summer long Steal little time … Continue reading

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Tanka for Food Processing

Tomato blood spots Speckle my yellow t-shirt So many lives lost For the sake of home-grown soup Against February’s cold winds

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