Category Archives: Winter

leaning on his cane . . .

leaning on his cane he looks like a character out of Bashō . . . weighed down at end of day by the weight of his shadow –for Larry red lights 11:1, January 2015 Some of you might know that my husband, … Continue reading

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squirreling away . . .

squirreling away words for the long winter . . . my sister asks me to remind her of life before dementia Skylark 1:2, Winter 2013

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reading Shakespeare . . .

reading Shakespeare I try to teach my students metaphor . . . shaken by the music of bare ruined choirs Skylark 1:2, Winter 2013

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forced paperwhites . . .

forced paperwhites on a sill in my kitchen this winter I find myself searching more closely for miracles Moonbathing, Issue 7, Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 I just received the newest copy of Pamela A. Babusci’s Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka.  Thank … Continue reading

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The Gathering . . .

The Gathering It starts like this.  The guests begin to gather.  The gathering grows into a circle of well-wishers.  Friends and strangers.  Meeting.  Greeting.  One question leading to another.  And another, as small talk swells into more small talk.  After … Continue reading

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snowfall . . .

snowfall . . . the steady rhythm of his pulse A Hundred Gourds, vol. 2, no. 1, December 2012

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first day . . .

first day . . . neither partridge nor pear in his hands Frogpond,  vol. 35, no. 3, Autumn 2012

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anticipation . . .

anticipation painting my winter toes red A Hundred Gourds, vol.1, no. 3, June 2012

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a band of stars . . .

Rick Daddario’s September 14 “30 Days of Haiga”  prompt, “a band of stars,” inspired me to create a haiga from a picture I took of the winter wonderland display of lights at Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs, AR.

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winter solstice . . .

winter solstice nothing left to talk about outside the weather A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 3, June 2012 (Out of sync with the climate in my hemisphere, I know, but I’m hoping this makes the 100-degree-plus temperatures we’ve been … Continue reading

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