old year new year
placing an unopened note
in the flaming hearth

through morning mist
the arrival of spring

trilling wood
where in the tangle lives
the songster

spring breeze
my spirit soars
with the kite

a beach house
empties into summer

ancient love song…
how the orchid opens its throat
to receive the bee

summer’s end
next year’s blossom
in the daylily root

Autumn loneliness…
over the dunes spent blossom
scatter in the wind

cracked buckeye husk
my palm open
to the sun

wrinkled figs
these hands that have plucked
so much fruit

crystal moon
the sound of ice

lunar eclipse
I ease into the darkness

winter morning
luminous above the canyon
fog floats toward solstice




gray morning
again the sound of water
dripping from the eves

the willow marsh
a haze of green and red
song of the wind

cloud break
the distant barking of a dog
welcomes the spring

rufus sided chickadee
flits her song
from branch to branch

over Bald Mountain
souring with the sound
of wild geese

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