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The Winter Garden

The winter garden sleeps beneath its straw in rows of things gone bare where only worms work they but in the dark Turning the compost into the spring’s rich soil in circles of things now gone for new rows yet … Continue reading

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Autumn Fallout

The last of the season’s seeds lie loose in the bottom of the drawer autumn fallout from spring’s planting which never quite found their places in the garden rows now spent What shall we do with words left over from … Continue reading

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Bent for Solstice

Daily the dark encroaches the day`light seeps like rain thru arid soil to old roots pale with death Timely the candle in a window beacon of hope to any wayfarers shadow`caught by the night bound for solstice “When the candle … Continue reading

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Nature Cycle

The wind has finished`off what nature began with green buds of spring We watched as they unfurled following blossoms yielding to sweet summer`fruit The autumn brought on color to warm our hearts til came the rains to our grief See … Continue reading

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Bitter`Sweet

Between paving`stones grows the thyme as tho to remind one of grace in grief rooted strong Between Crushed its fragrance flows all around as tho by recollection April in Autumn can be found Crushed Between what’s been what’s yet to … Continue reading

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Maple Leaves

Maple leaves dance on the wind like twirling dervishes with autumn fervor cadmium`red One by one they tumble`down shimmering in the rain on October’s lawn receda`green The celebration can’t stay for long too soon it will be gone to naught … Continue reading

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Autumn Light

Like a Monet the scene is the same only the light has changed greens gone to amber blues to purple At even`song the window of the sea is now the rose`stained`glass of the Rouen cathedral in Normandy Even the moon … Continue reading

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In the Autumn

In the autumn of our lives time slows to this crawl where day to day we study leaves yesterday’s buds on their bald`bark tomorrow’s sprawl of amber showers piling in the yard awaiting a match the sweet fragrance of tin`wrapped … Continue reading

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Three Autumn Haiku

i. amber alder leaves race chickadees to the ground the blackberry falls ii. on the autumn breeze the slap of overhead geese in search of gleanings iii. dark green braids of kelp swirl in the inky slack`tide circling sea`gulls cry … Continue reading

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September Garden

                     Patrick Heron                   piano-nobile.com The garden so recently verdant with flower & fruit retreats to earth a day at a time Bare … Continue reading

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The Junco

The day is complicated by the August heat exacerbated by smoke from the wild`fires scorching BC up north A junco lost in smog flies at the window confused by its image of sky gone to rust we are both stunned … Continue reading

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August Shadows

The shadows begin to lengthen in the August light the dawn is later dusk sooner My sunflower has yet to open a volunteer fallen from the feeder into compost Still I watch in expectation a hope of seeing it track … Continue reading

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