Tag Archives: grace

Open (Sonnet)

You teach me how to love my weaknesses Because they let you in, like sunlight through A broken branch high in the forest makes A spot where seeds can germinate anew. Too much false strength in my old independence Attracted … Continue reading

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Thank-you Note to My Husband

Yesterday you hung red curtains In this room where I write and rest Electrodes buzzing away pain. You travel through chill air Rumble down fast highways Careful eyes preserving you for me. When the October sun emerges The room glows … Continue reading

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Perspective (tanka)

Chill wind and grey sky October shriveling leaves Looking out from here Our eyes wash it all with rose Color of forever love

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Silence-a love note to meditation

Jumbles of monkey-minded thoughts, Each barking and begging– Let them escape Into silence. Breathing into the present moment, Releasing pain and confusion– It all seeps away Into silence. Loving the rainfall of this season, Feeling its soft touch– As it … Continue reading

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Even Greater Riches …a sonnet

I thought I knew the sweetest sound of all, That soft white rush of winter’s first snowfall, Or wings of hummingbirds close by my ear, Or footfall of a gently grazing deer. But sweeter than all those, that low, soft … Continue reading

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Beautiful Rain Tanka

feathery rain falls to match the new carrot tops heaven after heat! why do we look for riches anywhere but in what grows?

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Rivers of Grace

Why impose order? Everything comes at once: Green-limbed sunflowers Haunted by cellophane-winged bees, Long lavender cones Wrapped round by morning glories To enchant the hummingbirds, Riotous long-stemmed cosmos, Starburst rudebekia, Squash blossoms and tiny melons, Snaky beans on vines Ornamented … Continue reading

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Untitled Haiku

breeze and trees make love on this golden afternoon shining with birdsong

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Envy and Grace

Bathed in breezy light and crowcall, beans dwarfed by earthworms streak yellow and purple offering pied light back to the sun. Handicapped by dearth of chlorophyll, rootless, less independent, I offer only words returned for this brown skin, but Crow … Continue reading

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Memoir

Once I was young, Bones heavy with certainty Earthbound-full of words. Stepping off branches, I fell on awls below, Friendly tormentors Hollowed my bones Until I could fly In peaceful light On light wings With grateful heart And quiet mind.

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