October 27

Juniper

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My hen became a rooster over night

She’s missing the cock to her doodle do

About her transition I had no clue

*

She crows now, no eggs now, but she’s alright

The other hens unmoved by this breakthrough

My hen became a rooster overnight

She’s missing the cock for her doodle do

*

Her morning crows are welcomed with delight

I simply love this chicken through and through

To her own self she has remained true

My hen became a rooster over night

She’s missing the cock for her doodle do

About her transition I had no clue

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(A Madrigal Poem)

July 28

Second Life

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I can imagine

The gentle clatter

This leaf made when it

Tumbled to the ground

Brown paper bag stiff

The softest of sound

Tapping the gravel

Becoming earthbound

*

The softening starts

Rain penetrating

Intricate patterns

Of complex leaf parts

Wearing down that which

Is root counterpart

Though the leaf is downed

New life it has found

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(An Octameter Poem)

June 16

Magnolia

Beauty

when in full bloom

appreciated just

for existing beautifully

age comes

admiration diminishes

but to some open minds

beautiful is

always

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(A Butterfly Cinquain Poem)

May 10

Spring Daze

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The dogwood blooms in early May

Old leaves decay

Soft bees take flight

There’s more sunlight

*

New spring is dressed in subtle hues

Soft pinks, pale blues

Enhancing fast

As months go past

*

With rapid speed the colors shift

The change is swift

From pale to bright

With growing light.

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(A Minute Poem)

April 12

Pasque Flower

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Soft purple flowers detract

From the gloomy gray

Of a spring yet to arrive

To push cold away.

*

Perhaps the reason

For this bright floral drama

Is to fool seasons.

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(A Seguidilla Poem)

April 11

The Four Seasons

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Orion stands up in the sky

Silently unique snowflakes fly

Woodstove full and warmly glowing

With each moment days are growing, lips and skin dry

*

Up in the sky Leo now sits

New jeweltone flowers are sunlit

Songbirds are back to raise their young

Cleansing raindrops to dance among, warming a bit.

*

Scorpio rises up at night

Flowers everywhere glowing bright

Arm sleeves rolled up over shoulders

Lone bonfire ember smolders, cool sheets just right

*

Pegasus marks the shorter days

Trees put on colorful displays

Through fallen leaves hiking boots crunch

Birds and butterflies by the bunch migrate away.

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(A Florette Poem)