Whole Halves

One is a consistent fir tree, the other a cottonwood’s cycle One is a white beach in Maui, the other the park’s turtle lake One is a warm, gentle breeze, the other lightning slicing the sky One is Grey Goose vodka, the other boxed Chardonnay One is manicured bonsai, the other wild columbine Different, yet … More Whole Halves

Wild

Flowersuntamed by the lakeah, what a bouquet of joy they’d maketo springtime my kitchen in a vasebut these blossoms belong hereWild

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

Seeds

Dandelions stand bald after spring winds Tomorrow a crop of fresh ideas spread in new directions will take root Photo from my personal collection

Lavender Roses

Lavender roses and columbine in my garden they call home are content in their rooted destiny, rejoice in release from dark soil At sunrise on my own accord I walk outside to smell their sweetness, the flowers meditate with me and teach me their scented dharma   Top photo courtesy of Pixabay