Category Archives: Winter

A Gardener Watches Blown Snow

Diamonds driven by water-winds hiss against my windows frozen fire crackling burning coldcrisped leaves where vines still tether pods of purpleblack beans. Ferns bowing to the rush of switchback winds tempt my gardener’s hands into the frigid world calling it … 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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Snow Day

  insistent snowfall- free gifts of home and hot soup given from the sky

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For the Restless Gardener in Winter

Return to present breath, where light and life Relieve the anxious mind of what it bears So needlessly in constant, fruitless strife Thus losing native peace to pointless cares. There’s weedy ground to blister gardeners’ hands In June, but see … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning

Out there the sun shines snow into diamonds- In here the washer thumps to a stop the heat puffs on- Soon I’ll hear the bells on the door jangle your return with a snow-covered black dog- I breathe in quiet … 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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Snow haiku

coldest skies shed snow curtains of tightly closed fists sweep the silver world

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For a snowy pine (tanka)

pine’s fractal fingers- crystallized rain’s resting place- hold snowy beauty– See and praise the loveliness it is creating for you!

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