Tag Archives: Healing

Fall Crops Haiku

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

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Lessons (tanka)

After too much peace Growing strong in sun and rain, Lessons come like storms – Here, learn to stand back and breathe; Birds sing when we’re crying. Hummingbirds still whir – Sparrows still dance through gardens – Crows shine like … Continue reading

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Sad Sonnet

Love, teach me now to trust the world again, To see in every face potential friend As I once did before we met and then After you taught me trust and love again. I still see faces now but with … 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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Transfiguration Sonnet

Now even in this icy air, the sun Transforms most rooftop snow into these bars Of glittering crystal catching all that light, More precious than a diamond as more brief. Soon, when the feet of snow become mudslush, The crocus … Continue reading

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Sunrise Tanka

Earth laughs horse feathers At Sun through the icy air Look up! You’ll see them! Let your heart dance with the dawn Reflecting all those colors!

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Haiku Haiku

Haiku is a bridge Between frozen wordless wastes And singing summer

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Another Sonnet Embracing Change

Hardwoods may burn with fire’s brightest light But splinter, too, sooner than soft wood might. Ice splinters light to rainbows in bright skies But soon melts into watery mud and dies. So hard hearts won’t make room for what is … Continue reading

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Hope Sonnet

I should be sad; I’m taking down the plants That grew in all this brightness summerlong: Long branches bearing flowers and red fruit, Great jungle gyms where sparrows shared their song. But now the blighted branches, though they still Extend … Continue reading

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Little poem for the day

Crows sing the sun Dogs answer them Sweetness of clear air Entices even the stones To celebrate Life In a chorus of mosses.

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