Fog concealed the ghosts riding through our damp fields, forging their haunts in valleys still tingling with frosty breath and grassy hair. They ask questions I can’t answer about men who start wars and women who pick up the pieces and swear history won’t repeat. Are we driven to chisel our bricked hearts, our doubtsContinue reading “Poem: Love Sprouts”
Sun melts on mauve sky beyond its haze, winter storm motions cloud’s advance
Prickly pine fingers tingling with grey snow shedding winter’s cling whispering knowledge to spring’s fresh buddings forming new life whole
Below denim sky Smooth gray arms raise in concert Whispering lyrics
Bromegrass breaks stubbornly through ice-crusted snow fighting silently branches sighing beside me. The air smells of rainy evergreens and for a moment I think the clouds part for us baring sun-kissed azure but it’s only the breeze nature’s tongue scolding us back inside.
Wonder gleams in your eyes as sunlight breaks the pond’s surface. I wonder at your reckless joy, the way you tumble with cartwheeling legs for refuge in our arms. Handfuls of small, sand-colored pebbles Scatter the water until– Plop! You shriek and leap with every splash, pointing at tangerine streaks of life and bubbles thatContinue reading “Poem: Koi Pond”
Orange daylilies and sun-topped scapes reach heavenward forgetting worries turning their strands to sage and moss shades, flecked with fiery blaze Image credit: Authentic Wisconsin
three fresh leaves blossom lime haze in morning sunburst birdsong sprinkles earth baby grasses stretch limbs free reaching up for sun’s rebirth
Colors meld to dusk, grasping at toboggan strings, inching through the snow.