Category Archives: Winter

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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The Resistance

It’s slow waiting for life to return and cold so cold underground Still we push break our own hardened shells stretch a blade to the sun or to the place it should be. It used to be there. First days … Continue reading

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False Spring

Bunching onions stand against the wind That blows a cutting snow through tall green blades- No Winter sun that only yesterday Was hot now makes us seek uncommon shade. While honest Winter made the touch of hands To others’ hands … Continue reading

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Tanka for the First Daffodils

Fresh daffodils spring from Winter’s tightly closed heart draw us back to Life– Consciousness of live soil heals churlish wounds with each breath

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