Beneath The Wise Gaze Of The Pines By The Barn


during shorter days
amidst longer shadows
we ready for winter

Sugar Wood


stacked last July
in hopes and preparation
for this year’s syrup making

Awaiting Her Majesty


winter bejeweled bench
the snow queen’s
throne prepared

The landscape Readies


orange leaf bunting
face making squash and gourds
magic and mischief afoot

Before the Unfurling


petals held
tight in a fist
gathering the courage to open

Readiness


the field prepared
weather on the move
commencement of the growing season

Readying

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grasses softly sing
slumber’s sweet lullaby
of approaching dormant days

The Caress of Blossom

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closed buds pucker
petals preparing for
their showering of kisses

Preparation

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mended fence
the paddock waits
for green grass and grazing

Silent Rehearsal

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beneath the grey and stillness
within every twig and limb
all cells are harmonizing
readying for the symphony of spring

Accumulation

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fall is for gathering
wood into stacks
and sheep into flocks