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Summer`Drift

A solitary monarch butterfly landed on the tip of my rod a frequent perch in summer for the lacy blue dragonflies frequenting the coulee`basin where the river stacks up on a dam the deep water churning in giant whirlpools bending … Continue reading

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The First Hour

Is there an hour finer than the first hour of the day? It comes a little later each morning this time of year Holds just a bite of autumn to come dew on the grass But its silences are full … Continue reading

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It’s the Light

It’s the light gives the river its turquoise color its rays shimmering on the riffles raised by the July breeze blowing inland from the sea It’s the breeze carries the river’s song in its currents above the city`noise the murmuring … Continue reading

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Sabbath Rain

Large rain`drops fall into the July dust making small explosions of grit into humid air leave tiny craters where they fall no sooner begun than done A summertime tease or the divine reminder fall will return grass go green again … Continue reading

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The Cherry Tree

The heat tells on the trees Their leaves droop even as the fruit goes yellow to orange to red the sugar rising slowly All that one can do is deep`water the roots The trees soak it all up over`night At … Continue reading

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Mid`Day

Mid`day the blistering sun singes the young plants the second`planting in July the serrated leaves of cucumbers going yellow right under my eyes the yellow dog has withered in the shade of the shed beyond temptation of any ball Some … Continue reading

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