Tuesday, August 31, 2010


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In cold rain
the jay's raspy voice
... inside, silly!

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August rain, cold wind
time to wander
... falling leaf.

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Shaking his coat ...
rain to the rain
not his to keep.

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Lime leaves of alder
riding in the wind
... writing in the rain.

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Silly jay, your colors
can only run away!
... cold summer rain.

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Fat August flies ...
the purple dung
of sparrows.

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Curl-bound and scratching
summer tales on brown pages
of alder.

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Knotted in birthday balloons
the breath, the airs
of a younger me.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010


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Blackberries in the sun ...
sure, there's more
but ...

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The alder's huge hands ...
I had a grandfather
once.

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Year fifty-one begins ...
but to be you
dragonfly!

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Yesterday's sweeping ...
the alder paints
a new work.

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Hey! spider ...
I won't be here
that long!

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Tall dandelions
in a summer wind
... no shoes required.

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Sweeping ...
the leaf's
tumbling giggle.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010


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This full moon's linger ...
neither of us
wish to turn.

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Twelve-thirty a.m. ...
the cat no longer watches
no longer waits.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


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Both of us reading ...
Ha! the glass eyes
of the dragonfly!

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Summer sill ...
feather to ash
the moth did its best.

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Moth in the setting light ...
teeming ants on ants
mining the white.

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Bramble creepers ...
even my shadow's
goosebumps.

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Pulled from the mist
left to the mist
... the crow's only sound.

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The cat's stained steps ...
don't bring
that trouble here.

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Bramble swelling black ...
the cat's
murderous blueprint.

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August rain ...
crow and puddle crow
trading peanuts.

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Scattered peanuts ...
yes, crow
I will sweep that too.

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Sweeping summer dusts ...
a disruption
of crows.

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Stains of dawn ...
a thread of crows
stretching the mist.

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Monday, August 23, 2010


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Knotted night, summer night ...
a lover's
fractured dreams.

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Fooled
into the morning fog
... no, less than that.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010


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Where she sat ...
the dragonfly
assumes nothing.

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Half moon
well, there would be
... half way home.

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Twists in her hair ...
the dragonfly lands
elsewhere.

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She drones on and on
about the nothing and all
... but August rain.

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Monday, August 16, 2010


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A patch of sun ...
kitty's one-paw
two-paw dream.

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Last thoughts, last light
from below I wave
but the crow ...

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Swelling stones
swelling bees, berries and bones
... Dog Days.

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Creeping bramble ...
the distant screams and laughter
of children.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010