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Often the rush of life pushes down on our souls, making the mind race: one thought trying to out stress the other...

...All the while Spring unfolds softly, without stress, right in front of us. What thought, or rush to be accepted, or new object is more important than the emergence of life in the environment that surrounds and protects us?

Most everything that's good will happen for us anyways.

light mint green shadings
overcoming the grays limbs;
spring is breaking forth

http://poemsandhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/04/earth-day-2016.html
#haiku #poetry #poem #micropoem #spring #change #mindfulness #grateful #good #earthday
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It's not really that Spring suddenly changed and we were hit by snow, it's that we want it warm and predictable is the problem. The snow recently reminds us that we are part of a vast, uncontrolled, diverse system that is sometimes uncomfortable, unpredictable, but always takes care of us. We end up okay each time!

covered daffodils,
snow on every branch and blade;
spring shows its two sides


http://poemsandhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/04/daffodils-under-snow.html
#haiku #poetry #poem #micropoem #spring #warm #cold #cold #grateful
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Usually the saints and sinners exchange—"He is risen," "He is risen indeed"—on greening grass under the warm April sun, very rarely is it so deep in Spring while it is still March, but this year has been generous.

The grass and tree buds know the forgiveness of the season as winter is set free from Spring's heart and death no longer holds it's grip.


greening of the grass
that pokes through fall's old dead browns,
spring's forgiving fall


http://poemsandhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/03/pax-spring.html
#haiku #poetry #poem #micropoem #spring #daylight #warm #sun #hope #summer #easter #forgiveness
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When momentum starts, it's continues with more and more force. Here in the mountains in the Northeast, we've heard enough bird chirps and felt enough warm sun to believe Summer is on its way. It could snow, but that would be a hiccup in our march towards warmer days!

In our hearts, we have concluded Spring!

the last of winter
being bled out by each bud;
spring chirps with each bird

http://poemsandhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/03/winter-bleeds-out.html
#haiku #poetry #poem #micropoem #spring #daylight #warm #sun #hope #summer #leaves
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In Salsa (and Rueda), as well as other dance styles—when there's the right tension between the lead and follower—just the slightest move in the lead's hand can bring a follower into an enchufla or variations of that spin. There currently seams to be the tension now in our merging with Spring where it could be warm and raining or cold and sunny with some little move of a lead's hand. Everyday we just follow the day's lead and go in the direction of this dance.

cupping her lead's hand
she twirled warm to cold to warm;
winter's climate spins


http://poemsandhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/02/she-dances.html
#haiku #poetry #poem #micropoem #winter #spring #warmth #dance #dancing #she #enchufla #cold #sunny #salsa #rueda #leadfollow
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It's cold here in the Catskills. It's that kind of cold that is so truthful, truthful in a way that makes people cry. It's that kind of truth like getting bit by a dog that gets to the bone with teeth. This is a deep cold.

sudden conk of cold
winter slams down it's hammer;
the warmth shrunk away

http://poemsandhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-hammer-of-cold.html
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Looking into the sky, moments after the sun has fallen behind the mountain, the sky transitions through different colors and brightness. It's as if the world is celebrating the end of an amazing day with a light show.

If we are ending our days, and they weren't amazing, we are out of sink from what Life intends. (But tomorrow is always a redo!)


warm dusk glows of spring:
yellow rims hold blue sky;
strong spring summer push


http://poemsandhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/04/light-show.html
#haiku #poetry #poem #micropoem #spring #warm #sky #dusk #grateful #good 
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As Spring changes in temperatures—day to day, sometimes a few times within the hour—we know Summer is still approaching. All will be good, it's how it always turns out.

So it is in the turmoil in life. Things may be horrible and in flux, but trust you can be happy again.

the flux and flow, each
cloud moves like the daily temps;
spring shifts by the hour


http://poemsandhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/04/spring-flux.html
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The armies of Summer moved in closer with the deep shale colored clouds and warm air. Granted, Winter may make its armies known as a last stance, but Summer wars peacefully because we all have been won over with the birds chirping, the sun soaking into the exposed arms, and noticing the yellow but green rimmed buds at the end of the shiny maroon branches.

The warm days of late are like that only one who you have truly been lost in conversation for hours with—truly lost for 5 hours and it hurt to say goodbye because it was so pure... so pure with that soul lover who won the heart completely and still everyday is compared to them—and so it is now as we compare everything to those recent warm days.

Summer is in us.


thunder rumbles on
as summer starts conquering;
spring buds on the limb


http://poemsandhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/03/summer-thunder-early.html
#haiku #poetry #poem #micropoem #spring #daylight #warm #sun #hope #summer #thunder #birds
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The hope of summer—carelessly walking out the door without a coat, finding strawberries along the road, or even getting lost in conversation on a park trail with your best friend—all happens when the sun lingers longer and longer in the sky. As the sun lingers longer, so do we.

warming daylight glows,
hope is in the longer days;
winter walks away

http://poemsandhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/03/let-sun-stay-longer.html
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There, after the coldest weekend of the year, a warm rain bathed everything as the week began. On each branch sparkled the drops like presents were due.

Between awareness and coming out of struggle is a crossroad where gratefulness has a sweet and savory place. On the backend of harshness and patience is the gift when we endure.


plump drops on each branch
sparkling like white Christmas lights;
Winter's healing rains


http://poemsandhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/02/february-christmas.html
#haiku #poetry #poem #micropoem #winter #spring #warmth #rain #raindrops #patience #healing #christmas
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After the rain, not just after, but that way after when the rain is almost forgotten, the drops that fall from the edges of roofs and trees, they fall at a different rhythm. It's not that beating rhythm while it's raining, or that constant rhythm when the rain has finally stopped, but that rhythm of anticipation and intentionality. It's that rhythm that rewards the person who is aware with the next drop when that next drop falls. Oh, but it falls extra plump and the sound is its own sound.

So life seems to have gone it's way for some of you, it's okay, go to your own rhythm. For some, life seems so un-normal, go your own rhythm. For some of us, not knowing but still going about our way is its own drumbeat we now march to and smile.

When you become aware, it's about the anticipation that makes it a delightful rhythm!

dolups of rain drip
from an earlier storm ....plopping;
warm winter spring rains

http://poemsandhaiku.blogspot.com/2016/02/rain-dropping.html
#haiku #poetry #poem #micropoem #winter #spring #warmth #rain #raindrops #patience #rhythm
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    English, 1999 - 2002
  • Hancock Central School, Hancock NY
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I've moved to Binghamton, NY, in hopes of understanding my faith in Jesus through creating a more life-giving society for all, even those I disagree with.

I read and write literature. Mainly poetry, but I like well written works.

I believe justice is the responsibility of every single person in their own community, and all justice in love.
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