Tag Archives: spring

running clear – April 8

4.8.2015 the streams are running slower but clearer this year   no rushing rains pouring pressures keep the sludge   from rising to mar the surfaces transparency   like years unwinding above below reveal   the true heart veins that … Continue reading

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life along the banks – March 31

3.31.2015 trees swaying in winds bolder than daylight slower than haste cobalt blue sky reflecting the half light of mid day   changed now season snow gone, ground bare, waiting, birds rap-a-tat at dappled deer while pond ice melts away … Continue reading

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irked snow fairies – March 23

3.23.2015 concentrated snow showers out of a nearby tree   moisture hard falling off the limbs as wind bends   like thick messages from irked snow fairies   who have to leave now that spring has come. ———————-

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twenty six degrees mid may – May 13

5.13.2014 twenty six degrees mid-may. spring seems to have sprung   though a big round moon harvest moon hangs through the empty trees   perhaps we’ve flipped one-eighty on the seasons   and we’re the last to know. ——————  

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alligator’s head log – May 1

5.1.2014 alligator’s head log sticks out of the waterfall saying   come close and I will bite or at least fall through the cracks and hurt you.   oooo. I’m scared. ——————–

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a good ache – April 27

4.27.2014 rake tines pull back at muscles unused since winter’s pall   pine needle piles aerating the ground beneath   while warm winds open cells and call forth a keenness   a good ache borne of honest labor tugs the … Continue reading

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Lent Prayer 28 – April 1

Lent Prayer 28 Spring waters flow through the ice sluice like grace melting away at my frozen sins. first a seep, then a trickle, then a roar at the joy that flows free when we let it. —————-

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Lent Prayer 26 – March 30

Lent Prayer 26 the air freshens like your breath into creation over the waters and into our clay life springing forth with joy and abandon blessed be the name of the Lord today —————————

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cottonwood mists – May 16

5.16 Cottonwood mists of blowsy swirl ghost the ground and ponds scruffing up along street sides, an early positioning haze.   Warmth soaks up through flannels, last try before summer. Neighbors out for a fragile walk after surgery keep caps … Continue reading

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soil work – April 30

4.30 First dig in the Spring soil the weeds already deep and clinging.   The hoe rips and claws beneath like a therapist at the mental toil. Uncovering, rooting out and up, until fresh earth awaits ready for the new … Continue reading

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