Tag Archives: patience

Advice

When you’ve sung your brightest song, Given it away for free, And the sounds bounce Off the silence, Take them back into yourself As the beloved children they are And reshape them into private music.

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Manchester Airport

Her language empty of vowels– At least to my ear– Still her backpack zipper smiles Under round-eye rivets. This one swathed in black, Her eyes shining, sparkling, I cannot tell from here Whether her scarves comfort her. Like most men … Continue reading

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Angry Haiku

I am a writer I stuff words that lived for me Into a coffin

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Learning to Wait

When I go out to sit in the garden, I usually see nothing much going on at first. But as I sit and hold still and stay quiet, the garden comes to life. Goldfinches land on top of the aging … Continue reading

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Tanka to Make Rain

Syrup-air teases The crispy late spring garden We all need quenching Seeds, tendril-roots and spirits A little patience…rain comes

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I Fear

That, between the groundhogs and the giant, probably pregnant rabbit I just saw out there, to say nothing of the chipmunks, we will have to rename our Happy Paws Urban Farm and just call it Rodentia.

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The Privilege of Empty Hands

I’ve had enough experience with sorrow and loss to know that the best things come when our hands have been emptied and are therefore available to take hold of the new thing that grace sends our way. It’s a form … Continue reading

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Ready to burst…Tanka

Like a peony Fully budded, round and fat, We soon burst open– Not quickly like fireworks– Slowly we unfurl our selves

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Patience

Spring is staying closed pretty tightly this year. I’m ready to plant everything: my 25 varieties of tomatoes are almost two feet high, and my 30-some sweet peppers are bigger than ever before. But the ground isn’t ready for anything … Continue reading

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The List on a Sick Day

Write Relax Read Relax French Relax Personal time…2-3 hours Don’t worry about dinner. Because he knows I won’t be this gentle with myself without it.

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