Tag 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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southbound . . .

southbound the irresistible urge to follow A Hundred Gourds 4:1, December 2014

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homecoming . . .

Each April, Oklahoma poet Ken Hada gathers writers together for three days of readings,  camaraderie and celebration of the written and spoken word at East Central University’s Scissortail Creative Writing Festival in Ada, Oklahoma. This was the second year I’ve had the … Continue reading

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coyotes . . .

coyotes– I lie awake listening for the sound of your footsteps, your breath . . . the heavy stillness of life Fire Pearls 2: Short Masterpieces of Love and Passion

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he calls it poignant . . .

he calls it poignant when I hang ornaments on our front porch . . . looking for company long days after Christmas Fire Pearls 2: Short Masterpieces of Love and Passion

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long night moon . . .

long night moon he traces figure eights on my shoulders the sorrows of yesterday . . . light as a swan’s feather Skylark 1:1, Spring 2013

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wish list . . .

another year . . . my wish list no longer than a haiku As someone who was seriously bitten by the haiku bug three years ago, I find it fairly easy to provide anyone who’d like to give me a gift with a … 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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