White Capped Green Mountains


snow in retreat
to the highest elevation
as spring advances

Crossing the Ridge


edging winter out
leaf buds sunning
as snow retreats

Discernment

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sunlight and shadows
the only guests received
preservation of retreat

Retreat

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cool earth dust baths
in the shelter of shade
chickens get-a-way

Sunrise on the Oxbow

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black and white
morning light
darkness in retreat

Retreat


Awaken when the woodpecker knocks.
Birdsong accompanies the noontime meal.
Eagle’s cries announce the surrender of day to dusk.