Tag Archives: Winter

Darkened Sky

Heavy sky presses down to guide us into the new season that time past fruitfulness past the work and play of Summer where we find ways to blend the old with the new the lesson with the words Last leaves … Continue reading

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Crow Haiku

Crows flow across grey winged marbles from a child’s hand Winter’s harbingers

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Winter Again (haiku)

this frozen city deeply committed to snow glitters like whores’ jewels

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Spring in Syracuse (Sonnet)

For five months of each year, we’re frozen solid, With not a blade of grass to call our own. At winter’s end the months come muddy, squalid, And still the trees look like they’re dead, dry bone. But this! True … Continue reading

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Hunger Haiku

(Photo from Norththrop.org) sudden striped creature hesitates toward the seed bin thinned by harsh winter

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Silly Sonnet for a Cold April

Snow on garlic still is falling fast. Spring was here last week but didn’t last. This return to winter is the test: We will see whose hardiness is best. Swirls of tatsoi’s spoony leaves still stand; Parsley, though, lies flimsy … Continue reading

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Sunday Night in Early Spring (Sonnet)

Old brown dog snores softly in her bed, Tightly curled as soon Spring buds will be; Old black dog stays out until the dark Drives him from night where he cannot see. And you, my silver dog, rest for a … Continue reading

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Sonnet on a Favorite Theme

That heated, yearning fury we sustained For years has grown into a solid sun That lends its warmth to everything we do, Supplying light for growth from two to one. When our son left to build his own great life … Continue reading

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Mid-March Tanka

  Ice-crusted mud trails Crows flying across grey skies Nesting in gray trees Only memory creates Beauty of Summer to come

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Oh, crap! (Haiku)

Twisted guttering Lies where melting ice flung it This too heralds Spring

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