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Seasonal Matters


1.
Above the sheepfold,
frost tore a hole in the sky—
stars tumbled to earth.
 
2.
There’s no time to think
about your dirty linens—
blizzard’s moving in.
 
3.
Wash the closet floor
now that all has been removed—
final spring cleaning.
 
4.
On clean white paper
I write some sunflower songs—
strangers will sing them.

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Looking toward Summer’s End


1.
Ripening pumpkins
and drooping sunflower heads—
summer’s almost past.
 
2.
Scorching afternoon—
in labyrinths and tunnels
tiny creatures hide.
 
3.
Sheltered from the heat,
we tied bundles of sweetgrass
for ceremonies.
 
4.
End-of-summer dream:
The galaxy inside me,
some unseen hands wove.

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Summer Quintet


1.
a white summer shawl
with a streak of grape jelly—
breakfast carelessness
 
2.
My neighbor’s children,
using a stump for a drum,
mark summer’s passing.
 
3.
a blur of bright wings
as the sated hummingbird
leaves the columbine
 
4.
Two crows chase a hawk
through the summer morning mist
above the river.
 
5.
Head for the deep pools
where the water is so cold
it makes you shiver.

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Four Seasons


1.
Summer border tale:
thirsty immigrants perish
in the sizzling sun.
 
2.
How eager I am
to see the return of fall—
look, the first red leaf!
 
3.
Hold me in your lap—
caress me, Lady Winter,
with your frigid hands.
 
4.
Lady Last-Spring-Frost,
fearful of your kiss, the plum
holds back its blossoms.

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I Dared to Dream Some Poems


1.
Orange juice with ice—
my summer griefs disappear
with a few cold sips.
 
2.
Sticky-fingered boy,
the peach you stole from market
makes you laugh—such joy!
 
3.
Tell me, earth and sky,
do you know why some would harm
the white butterfly?
 
4.
Season by season
I’ll tend my little corner
till my hands are numb.

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Lost Songs of Summer


1.
Down a winding path
we hike to a summer grove—
listen, the breeze sings!
 
2.
Summer afternoon—
a river combs through old stones,
looking for lost songs.
 
3.
Cheek to cheek we sway,
holding each other, dancing
like weeds in the wind.
 
4.
Summer tragedy—
the face of an old drag queen
crumples in the heat.

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Four Haiku Celebrating Summer


1.
Crimson hollyhocks,
how many names of wild things
hide in your blossoms?
 
2.
The peony’s death
happened not in a moment,
for the drought was deep.
 
3.
A little girl waves
at some honeysuckle vines
shaking in the wind.
 
4.
This apricot’s flesh,
sweeter than any honey,
titillates my tongue.

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Measure


I learn by laughing
how to measure out the pain
of spring’s cruelty.

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Praise


Misty April dawn—
a wren clinging to a twig
warbles songs of praise.

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Walls Breathe Out Stories


1.
Walls breathe out stories
that only mice understand—
April conundrums.
 
2.
You brought me three plums,
not even paying for them,
sweet gifts from your tree.
 
3.
Hailstones strip the tree,
ripe fruits plummet to the earth—
say no more of them!
 
4.
Whatever is left
after spring has slipped away—
this will be my song.
 
5.
A room with no view
is not the end of the world
as long as there’s tea.

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