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On Wisdom & Folly

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In the Garden

The earth crumbles in composted clumps turned`over in spring the dark womb eager for a salvaged seed We see the Creator down on bent knees clutching the fist`full of the rich dark loam scented of fecundity Inhaling its potential shaping … Continue reading

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On Aging

The river ever the same never the same flows on thru time seeking its level a pool a gorge a waterfall So the day ever the same never the same ticks on thru hours seeking its joys a task a … Continue reading

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Finding Me

How you find me always depends on where you find me A man in a rocker always seems worn ready for his death A man in the forest always appears young expecting some birth Lord let me be found wandering … Continue reading

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On Nature

Along the fence the raspberry vines planted last year climb round arches of green cane heavy already with leaf blossoms to follow fruit yet to come From their base rise multiple shoots tender as the first vines vying for water … Continue reading

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Telling Time

Still the snows in the green fields wait to fly to the Yukon teaching goslings swimming ponds When I glanced last at a calendar I cannot now remember my time measured by rafts of geese And the humpies returning from … Continue reading

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The Coyote

The coyote no longer races along the fence`line in fields of winter`wheat the doe & her fawns have abandoned the hill`sides The ospreys have all forsaken circling over the river in quest for today’s feast and the golden`eagles have surrendered … Continue reading

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The Wind

The wind hollow inside an endless tunnel without walls mid night She rises off the ridges tumbles thru trees in avalanches of sound Un`spent over the land she churns the sea to a stiff froth of waves To pummel the … Continue reading

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On Naming

To him they were simply birds songbirds perhaps To her they were always more finch wren towhee To Jim they were specifically Meg Sally Big Blue A name is the gift we bestow on those we love

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Thanksgiving

The flower says thank you to the sun & rain in its gorgeous blooming The river says thank you to the mountains in its measured flowing The tree says thank you to Mother Earth in its generous nestings The whale … Continue reading

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The River

The river wide & full runs through the rich valley of farm`land trickle`filled by streams On shore huge pumps hum sucking water thru thick pipe to fields for whirling sprinklers One field today Another tomorrow until the valley gleams green … Continue reading

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I Set`Out Today

I set`out today to walk a different way To choose a different path from that my footsteps took yesterday I was so weary of the suburban sprawl The new match`box houses the flowerbeds to match matching SUVs Among the trees … Continue reading

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