Tag Archives: Spring

in my handwriting . . .

in my handwriting you see an optimist’s slope– the slanted lines taking flight off the page with a fluttering of wings A Hundred Gourds 3.2, March 2014 As spring winds into summer, I find myself being optimistic about many aspects … Continue reading

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he informs me . . .

he informs me I’ve been working for years on this garden– as if there were limits to love buried deep beneath the ground A Hundred Gourds 3:1, December 2013

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the cherry master . . .

the cherry master nurtures each tree like a child offering petals one by one without question to the wind, to the world red lights 10:1, January 2014

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tornado season . . .

Growing up in Oklahoma, I was no stranger to the annual springtime threat of tornadoes. I can remember many times when my family answered the siren’s call by trekking underground to the relative safety of our home’s full basement to wait … Continue reading

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my empty glass . . .

kernels, April 2013 After a few hiccups (actually a computer crash), an’ya‘s new online journal kernels is up and running. And she and her team are, bit by bit, recovering more material to include there. I’m happy to be a part … Continue reading

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a moth’s wings . . .

  a moth’s wings curled around the shamrock . . . what is this desire that causes me to cradle beside you while you sleep kernels, April 2013

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candlelight vigil . . .

In light of this week’s violence–and all the senseless violence we’ve endured during the past few months/years/decades–these recently published haiku seem even more pertinent today than when I wrote them. candlelight vigil the distant song of a lark lifting darkness … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month . . .

The month’s halfway over, but the celebration (of poetry) just keeps on keepin’ on. And, of course, there’s so much you still can do to be a part of it. Need a little inspiration? You could join the crowd at … Continue reading

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early spring . . .

  Rick Daddario’s September 22 “30 Days of Haiga”  prompt is “autumn/spring beginnings.” I chose “spring,” because I already had this haiga I made from a shot of my beautiful tree peony.  It’s the earliest flowering shrub in my garden, and, although … Continue reading

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cherry blossoms . . .

  cherry blossoms . . . the unfinished poem in my pocket Honorable Mention, 2012 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational Contest Each year, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival sponsors an international haiku contest to pay homage to the city’s springtime display of … Continue reading

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