What the Flowers Taught the Snow


aster’s blooms
each individualized
inspiration to snowflakes

Palisades

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sacred spot
where eagles teach
flight

Garden Teachings

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an instruction of
peaceful coexistence
tulips befriend the dandelions

April Showers

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engulfed in grey
all hope of spring
seemingly stripped away
April’s stern instruction of patience

Exultation

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chosen she wears
the light of white
teaching lessons in joy

Sensei

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each step
through sun or shadow
requires balance