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haiku: blue jay

blue jay at suet –peaked blue toque, thin black chin strap– dressed for the weather

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Longneck

1. Longneck bottle cast in the weeds along the old river walk. Brown glass in summer-brown grass, I wonder why it caught your eye. 2. Long-necked bird, swan at the foot of the bay. My daughter called me the cob … Continue reading

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Cold Comfort

Think about all the fishes in the sea, small comfort. It is not a question of plenty, it is a complaint of distance, of cold and voluminous sinks and dark, uncharted waters recirculating between currents. The way the ice forms, … Continue reading

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Crows in Winter

Three crows and I going about our business, the day a crisp retort. They mock me for pushing snow from here to there When all you have to do is wait for spring. Maybe they envy a little My opposable … Continue reading

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Amore (Holy and Profane)

When the parrot Amore perched on the Pope’s finger and the crowd chanted “Papa, Papa,” the bird joined in. Love is a green bird that speaks, holy and profane.

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haiku 13.15,16 — winter bird

the way a laugh flits from your lips to eyes to lips white-breasted nuthatch 4 in the morning i’m counting the syllables ’til i can see you

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