Secrets


winter gathers
at the pond’s edge
hiding cold amongst the reeds

Secret Garden

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tucked away
magic white bench
surveys the private paradise

Meadowland

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lupin shared their secrets
of beauty, bloom and seed
summer spread across the field

Expansion

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as the marsh
whispered her secrets
the water spun light into gold

Stealing Secrets

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Fish eavesdrop
on the men
in their ice houses.

Mountains beyond Mountains


You may recognize the mountain by name or shape
but to truly know her is to walk the contours of her mass,
to watch her reveal the secrets of the seasons,
to remember and to feel the spirits of all the other feet
who have touched her and whose hearts have found home.