Tag Archives: nature

I Stand Still

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I stand still

writing

among the bare

woods

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I stand here

observing

my eyes filled

with beauty

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the sounds of

ducks in between

the church bells

sharp in the air

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move my tears to

cover my cheeks

such emotional

life will last

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in nature we live

we are born

again and again

let’s not forget

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Pensive Hazel Eyes

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pensive hazel eyes
flickering around
the night where

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perfumes sail to
the clouds away

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from the cracking
tiny sound of bare foot
on sleepy grass

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This poem is part of the published collection California Notebooks 02 Click on the title or the link to get your own copy.

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Children Asleep

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how many times

have I tried to

describe the

feeling of

tenderness

arising in me

in a poem

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as I walked the

garden at night

at dusk or through

cloudy days when

your little heads

are reclined all

closed down as

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children asleep

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the daisies would

not hear me

nearing them

a motherless

woman being

the greatest

mother of all

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Black Rim

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I walk around my

small land where trees

abound and I have

a restlessness this year

I never had as if

my garden and I have lost

communication

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but I attend the land a lot

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I sit waiting as at

the bed of a sick child to

whom nobody hands

water exhausted

I tighten my hands one

with the other in

silent pain I look down

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to the aging skin

to the black rim under

my nails its dirt

sticking to me my garden’s

way to hold onto me

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February 1st 2022

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as I contemplate

morning light peaking

through cold mornings

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it’s the sound of the wind

running low on the streets

that gets my attention

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getting distracted

following fast

moving

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dried leaves

rustling through

disappearing

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as dawn catches

up with me

behind my back

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