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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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The Old Poet

The old poet works at his play plays at his work writing songs writing songs sung out of tune tone out of sync with the times with the times filled with fears feared by a fool with`out birds “The winter … Continue reading

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Hibernation

Like a bear I seek a cave to retreat into in the darkness of the solstice to hide away until spring I can survive on a year’s fat images of light dance my mind of huckleberry & of steelhead stripping … Continue reading

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Winter Light

The light is leaking into the day gray on gray wintery way of saying solstice             as tho the night is not yet dark enough black on black the zen says amounts to perfection “Whatever … Continue reading

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Long Nights

Long nights are for dreamers who by daylight see nothing but in the dark see all what is really worth the seeing by the heart Up in a tree the saw`whet owl skiews an eerie song knowing the unknown by … 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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Like Snow

Like snow on the limbs Christmas melts in milder air mid`winter The news on air`waves again mundane the past year in review In a stable only the ashes remain of a fire lit for warmth and a birth We are … Continue reading

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In the Greening

Can you see how the falling of the maple leaves has brought the firs back to the woods in the greening of the trees The winter wipes the color from`off the forest as it paints the pines deeper richer green … Continue reading

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Autumn Weather

The weather like a fickle child can’t make up its mind if it wants to play or stay inside Two days ago an inch of snow on the neighbor’s roof a day of flurries in the thirties And today autumn … Continue reading

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Grace’s Best

During the night autumn turned winter for the few hours it took to blanket our Island in a coat of pearl It’s beautiful again like winter is beautiful when the white world goes colorful with blossom in a February thaw … Continue reading

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New Song

 “I waited patiently for the Lord;        he inclined to me and heard my cry.   He drew me up from the desolate pit,        out of the miry bog,           and … Continue reading

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The Promise

“He reached down from on high,        he took me;    He drew me out of the mighty waters.    He delivered me from my strong enemy,       and from those who hated me;     … Continue reading

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