Category Archives: Haiku

spitting on the fire

With July’s record-breaking high temperatures here, it’s been frustrating and – truth be told – rather depressing to watch flowers in my native plant garden wilt before reaching full bloom and then turn end-of-summer brown without setting seeds. What happens, … Continue reading

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Spring Harvest

As my native habitat garden takes shape, I’ve been drawn to it almost daily. In the wet fall I checked for problematic standing water at the base of the young crabapple tree and marveled at the resilience of rain-battered kinnikinnick. … Continue reading

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Newborn

You slip into the crook of my arm as I recline on the sofa, your diapered bottom cradled like a football. I can feel your body beneath my hand rise and fall with your breathing. You – most likely – … Continue reading

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Fleeting Flowers

They are blooming now, the cherry blossoms. I see them on FaceBook and Istagram. I know they are across the river in city parks, and up the road six or seven miles in the neighborhood where I used to live. … Continue reading

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rainflops

gurgling downspout serenades my sleepless night I long for crickets

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inaugural

First fire, then calm hues. Look to the sunrise this day. Hope dawns for us all.

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restoration

The idea of the new landscape undertaking was to plant only native species and ultimately do away with all conventional lawn surrounding my house. I began with my side yard, covering the grass and weeds with cardboard and spreading layers … Continue reading

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Nightfall

autumn dusk falls fast last the viewer now the viewed time to draw the shades

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foul weather

smoke-laced crisp fall fog like aftertastes of apple when the half-worm shows

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Found!

The poetry challenge today on the dVerse site is to write a “found” poem using the words on book spines. Bjorn asks us to: Go through your collection on books, and note the titles. Sort them so the titles form … Continue reading

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