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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”
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
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
There are some finely crafted poems in this issue of hedgerow journal. One of my favorites by Joy McCall:
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
Those sweet surprises from the garden.