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Takuan Looks for the Moon

Every night the moon frolics in the stream — yet show me what it has touched or even a shadow. -A rendition of a poem by Takuan, tr. originally by Lucien Stryk in “The Crane’s Bill”

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Gift of the Purple Martin

Walking a path on a hot afternoon, shedding a heavy mantle of work’s entangling thoughts, my attention’s drawn to a shadow on the path — a dark purple swallow rests with his belly buried in the sun-baked sand at path’s … Continue reading

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What is that On the Cover?

The cover of Gathered Rain is a twig of oleander after the seeds have sprung from their pod.  The twig is dropping to the ground in a rainstorm and has just bounced upward after having struck a small puddle. Find … Continue reading

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Oh So Worth a Visit

There are some finely crafted poems in this issue of hedgerow journal. One of my favorites by Joy McCall:  

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Red Fox Happy

There’s a beautiful red fox around here lately, which I’ve not yet had the pleasure of seeing, but which my wife recently saw.  He, or she, was dashing across the far end of the front lawn, happy and energized.  Apparently, … Continue reading

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Join Me for Tea?

Those sweet surprises from the garden. 

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Windumemanoth

It’s been rather cool here in the Motherload recently.  And refreshing!  Clear skies, leaves just starting to turn.  Autumn began last week, on Tuesday at 2:19PM PST.  The Celts considered the months of Autumn to be August, September, and October. … Continue reading

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