Tag Archives: organic gardening

For the Love of Compost

Now as the last light quickens final growth As first light did more slowly in the Spring, So do we two at this age quicken, both To see each other’s good in everything. A garden’s not a life, yet in … Continue reading

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Garlic Haiku

Deep in sunlit mud next year’s garlic sleeps and dreams of hot summer breeze

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Natural Sermons

Belief in what’s hidden Grows with the carrots When love tends the garden. Those plain green shells Hide beans painted Magenta and purple- Who knows how? No one knows how Purple the carrots will be Until they’re unearthed. The heart … 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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Final Mourning for the Poisoned Garden

The sadness of a summer garden now In ruins, half destroyed by misdirected Fear or maybe hatred of our joy In simple beauty of the flowering vine. These cages, empty now, by poison dealt Untimely death, will leave us winter-long … 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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New Crop Haiku

kohlrabi and kale germinate tiny faces whisper Fall’s return

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Fountain Haiku

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

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Watermelon Haiku-Senryu

melon like your heart growing bigger every day deep red, rich and sweet

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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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