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Friday, May 17, 2019

MAY 2019 -- ALL CREATURES SMALL


All Creatures Small 






Consider the snail . . .
House on his back, here or there,
Always at home.











Notice the earthworm . . .
Decomposing plant litter
Into garden gold.













Study ladybugs . . .
Keeping aphids at bay takes
Garden Amazons.











Enjoy the pill bug . . .  
Crustacean out of water,
Roly poly ball.










Savor the cricket . . .
Virtuoso of the fields
Night music for all.







Thursday, April 25, 2019

APRIL 2019 -- Some Thoughts on the Coming of Spring


Snowpack melts
Waters rise
Turning fields
Into Swamps
Forcing farmers
To Delay
Spring planting
Until dry



All that winter white
Melted into springtime mud
Brings summer color

 


Savor the
Pouring
Rain
It invites
New
Growth

Saturday, March 23, 2019

MARCH 2019 -- A FICKLE SHADOW



A FICKLE SHADOW

That pesky rodent got it wrong
He predicted an early spring
But all I see are fields of white
That aren’t in a rush to leave.
Roads and walkways still need clearing
While schools need more snow days  
And anyone who ventures out
Will want their long-johns on.
So dream, my friends, of warmer days
Until this cold spell snaps
And never again pin sunny hopes
On a rodent’s fickle shadow.