Monthly Archives: December 2012

Silent Son

You knew as soon as she told you
about the cramps,
the spotting,
the pain of brokenness
below her belly,
that something was wrong.
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Winter Invocation

May the beauty of a rising sun
reflected in the thin edges
of a long low cloud just above the ridge
brighten your smile this morning. Continue reading

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Trial and Error

Too much time
put into a thing
reaching for perfection
can become a reproach. Continue reading

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Winter Changes

we felt the wind coming from the north,
the beginning of a hard change
that would be below freezing by mid-afternoon. Continue reading

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Morning Hay

If there is a dessert hay,
or opiate for horses,
this is it. Continue reading

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The Upside of Drought

I remember thinking that morning, “Man, this is the first day of December and I’m doing the milking in my tee shirt.” Continue reading

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First Light

As I walk along the dark ground,
the mare comes to feed at the black tub.
I rub my hand along the winter wool
of her spine. Continue reading

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