In the Nature of Farming


precision
of the cornfield abuts
the rambunctious fence line

Dendrites

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wisdom grown
of fear or love
the web becomes the path

Offers Received

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in the absence of colors
an abundance of details
seasons give and take

What Begins At The End

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a decomposing stump
the palette
for green construction

History

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the pinecone
elucidates the pine tree
on how things came to be

Old Man Frost


leaves his whiskers behind
when he runs through the woods
chasing moonbeams and sunshine.

Remains


Only a tiny ember
of fall’s glorious fireworks
remains in the landscape.

I said


slow down a little, enjoy the scenery.
The marsh is marvelous this time of year.
But he paddled furiously on
determined to miss every enjoyment in his path.

Blackberry Lily


seed masquerades as fruit
seducing birds
a wily plant’s propagation plan.

Pinwheel

When the right breeze blows
seeds will travel to their new homes.
A grand design determines time and place.

Astilbe


The red spire rises.
Nature’s Olympic flame of summer
will burn bright for the duration.