Category Archives: Winter

Thank You Note

This also is a gift: quiet hours under a silver sky with scents of wet soil a touch of cold to come air tasting of leaf fall scratching of birds on seed heads Autumn lies visible before me her wet … Continue reading

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Sonnet for My Bitter Friend

My friend, you harm yourself, I think, too much With those grey-tinted blinders that you wear, Interpreting a soft word, loving touch As mean encroachment, not as kindly care. The world is harsh to you in your perception; Your every … Continue reading

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Unity of Life (sonnet)

The first to come this year came with the rain, Its colors at first muted, dampened by An early Summer storm whose lighter touch Enriched and coaxed the purple flag to fly. Hard Winter, gone now with its tight-closed fist … Continue reading

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Wisdom in Spring

  Now muddy earth, with gulping gasps of Spring, Emerges from the crusts of icy snow As sticks and rotten leaves, also thrusting Their way through sodden mulch, presage new growth. No warmth of Sun yet draws fresh green growth … Continue reading

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Tanka for Equinox

Spring sun rose in red golden streamers in her hair laughing at herself- Tilting now toward Summer we shout and run into growth

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Advocating for Life Below

Listen long and deep under the snow Regardless of its own coldsparkling depth- Just listen well enough, and you will know Those cities living where Fall winds last swept. Though lately masked by Death to our poor eyes, The worlds … Continue reading

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The Persistence of Life (Tanka)

My skin is callused in the shapes of trowel and spade still the garden dies- Entropy taunts each Winter- Life laughs at Death every Spring.

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