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Emptiness of Snow

White blur through trees framing gelid air
an eerie stillness that belies the truth of what
will happen next

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Evensong

Coal whir-cloud
the flap of a scarf
sudden flight, sudden turn

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Kavanah

Late afternoon
the hawk
rose up
over the field...

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Winter Solstice

Light ebbs low this shortest day,
spreads pale fingers on cool sands
slides on bare branches, shatters
in the damp lining of brittle bark...

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Devotion

What can I say of steadfastness?
How long must I wait to see the heron start
his strut,...

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Burial

After the others had turned and walked away from her
after the last whispered voice faded into the chill May air...

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We are Talking

We are talking now of late summer evenings in Edgartown on the island of Martha's Vineyard, just before the Autumnal Equinox and after the summer folks have left. Silva Lane is a plain, almost ordinary- kind of street, straight and flat...

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