Travail – April 16

4.16.2015

tap dancing chefs,

hoopa sized beer steins

and dot sized dishes

that singe and sing

and lift the senses

to new enjoyments

of the pleasures in

creation.

 

travail indeed. blessed

work, effort, burden

 

of wonder.

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(in honor of Travail Kitchen and Amusements, Robbinsdale, MN)

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hard rains – April 15

4.15.2015

hard rains drive down

upon grounds ready

to receive

 

seeds, weeds and

all in between

bless

the falling.

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borders – April 14

4.14.2015

thin like a rapier

sharp as steel

hawk nosed

and young

 

we talk across

borders of

business and

youth

 

wandering voices

striking fire

and spark yet

opaque

 

how do generations

hear one another

when texts have

changed their meaning.

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april and each other – April 13

4.13.2015

working in the yard

people stop to talk

comparing notes

 

first softened day

dogs walk and

neighbors gawk

 

with no compunction

or competition

 

no mighty roses

or patterns to get

in the way

 

of enjoying april

and each other.

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raking out – April 12

4.12.2015

raking out the winter

leavings

 

making words and

works out of

compost

 

where earthworms

transform debris

into destiny.

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spring gardening – April 10

4.10.2015

dirt digging upending

old boundaries

 

spade hunching

wending spending

deep

 

to turn over

dis-lodge undo

what was before

 

for the sake of

new.

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blank possibilities – April 9

4.9.2015

blank page filled

with unspoken

words

 

not yet condemned

condensed into

jottings

 

open. possible.

intuiting. maybes.

until

 

the page is un

blanked into

a specific

 

good, bad,

or other.

 

then it’s gone.

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