Canopy Coexistence

Birds of color fill my yard cardinals blue jays goldfinches coexisting in canopy foliage Jays aren’t brutal to finches because their feathers are not blue Cardinals don’t murder jays because their feathers are not red We could learn much from the birds Photo from Pixabay  

Serpentine Dreams

Surprises unfold in shapes that humble me Thousands of stories serpentine in a dream pond of touching tears Grateful for the photo by LuAnn Hunt courtesy of Unsplash

Alphabiku

A – L – I – V – E F – O – R – E – V – E – R U – N – T – I – L . . . Having all this time at home, I have been playing with different versions of the haiku. A special thanks to my … More Alphabiku

Shadow Roots

Bare limbs seek the sun yearning to leave like fruit trees on the street Reaching down with shadow roots pulling warmth from sun and soil Photo taken last week from my front yard in Troy, MI

Spring Yellow

Spring yellow is little finches flitting from tree to tree Dandelions dotting fields before they turn to seed Daffodils singing songs of yellow in the gardens The yellow of a spring sun burns a bright lemon-white The spring of 2020 brings new yellows to the season Caution tapes on playscapes where children used to play … More Spring Yellow

Spring

Raindrops spirit asparagus sprouts as Cardinals nest with dandelion tufts Snow flurries bloom into snowdrop flowers Worms wriggle mud-luscious* Lichen layers old oak trees while Bare limbs begin to bud-burst Spring thunders in its striking grace Shedding frost for pear tree blossoms * Mud-luscious comes from the e.e. cummings poem, “[in Just-]” Asparagus photo from … More Spring

Hallelujah

I believe in what I’ll never know Hallelujah If I get lost I’ll walk back to myself Hallelujah May silver threads of rain cleanse my song of Hallelujah May spring sun warm my winter-worn pale face Hallelujah May I live in gratitude forever singing Hallelujah Till dust of my old bones feeds the worms Hallelujah … More Hallelujah

Mettle

Resilient little fiddlehead fronding from the dark of last year’s growth Like you I unfold at times from a darkened doorway trying to be resilient waiting for new normal   Photo from Timothy Dykes courtesy of Unsplash