Category Archives: nature

spring reckoning

Planted last winter, I watched for your blush of life. You remained dormant, or dead – Now I’m left to choose: wait and hope, or dig you out. dVerse Meet the Bar challenge: 5-line Japanese Poetic Forms. My first attempt … Continue reading

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Harbinger

Day Eleven of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt: “write a poem in which one or more flowers take on specific meanings. “ And so: Harbinger You push through winter-hardened earth; herald of spring, though late winter snow lingers. A peek of green, … Continue reading

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Day Six: Ekphrasis

Day Six of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt asks us to “write a poem from the point of view of one person/animal/thing from Hieronymous Bosch’s famous (and famously bizarre) triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.” I used a different painting, Franz Marc’s … Continue reading

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Early Spring

longer days still dark I shiver with the tulips winter’s chill in spring

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Corvid

You perch in silhouette on overhead power lines, a black bird cutout from the gray-mottled clouds. I’ve read that you recognize faces, and can distinguish the friendly from the ill-willed. I’ve read that you can even pass that specific discernment … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 11.6.19

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autumn wind

  brisk October breeze chapped leaves rustle in complaint summer blows away

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