Tag Archives: Gratitude

Vision Quest

Too confused and in-the-world For a Vision Quest, I saw it come to me And I learned to see What had long stood before me: My Angel and Leader With a good bourbon In his left hand Laughter in his … 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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Nomzi Says

Some words are magic, Nomzi says. She’s right, of course, But then, What words does any language offer To shape my mind To understand The subtle thorough-going magic Of my son’s pianist’s fingers Under mine As I take his own … Continue reading

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Fall Crops Haiku

seeds just planted feel the kindness of misty rain rise up to the sun

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Anchor Sonnet

The sea we sail on, glassy for so long, Perturbed by neither storms nor moving earth, Shone with the moon’s own silver every night, Was golden in the sun at each day’s birth. One stormy night, with fury at its … Continue reading

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You Are

You are the strength of vines that heal the viciousness of the world with their beauty. You are the steady hand of calm in the whirlwind of anger and fear, returning me to myself after the storm. You are the … 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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Fountain Haiku

birds chatter their thanks for seed and flowing water in this molten heat

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Flight

Sparrows take their wings for granted, rolling in the dust like happy dogs in sunlight hopping across the garden as if flightless. If I could fly, I’d never walk, catching breezes, updrafts, like hawks, like hummingbirds skating across the clouds … Continue reading

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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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