Fall Poetry

A Whirlwind of Snow November 2010

When I die, I want to be a whirlwind of snow, if just for a moment, at my passing, gently twirling in the first snowfall of the season. A whirling, twirling energy of love and joy (for how else could I express what is deep inside and what we become fully in spirit?) I would

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Having Completed a Few Fall Chores Nov 2007

Having completed a few Fall chores   I took a moment to sit Under the beautiful Blue sky   Listening to the birds Singing   Watching the leaves Of yellow and crimson Falling   Feeling the sun’s Healing rays Warming   Smelling the wet soil’s Rich compost Decaying   Waiting for the first snow Flakes

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Do Unto Others Nov. 2005

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (The best lesson my parents ever taught me.) Sitting in the comfort of our living room, bellies full from supper and dogs napping close by I turned to my husband and asked,   “If China invaded the USA because we have WMD’s , torture

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When Love Moves into the neighborhood

When love moves into the neighborhood a door to the heart is opened. The lonely child finds company. A rejected child receives affirmation. A tormented child is held firmly, gentled into safety. When love moves into the neighborhood help is but a door away. Leaves are raked. A drive way plowed. A sidewalk shoveled. A

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Good bye sister dragon fly

I was straightening up the bedroom one mid September morning when I noticed a large bug on the window screen. As I moved closer to see what it was I came within inches of the under belly of a huge dragon fly. I had never seen one from this angle before. Clearly visible were its

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In late September I sat – Oct 2006

In late September I sat barefoot, in my pajamas, on the front step of our home looking out into the night sky. Feeling the changing winds, I relished the warmth soon to pass. Crickets sang around me as maple and popular leaves rustled with each passing gust. I took it all in like I did

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Families First Monthly November 2003

In this Moment By J. Chai So much splendor, so much light the moon tonight is full and bright. The moon, bright as the early morning sun gentled me out of my  midnight dreams and urged me outside to notice the world in its light. The large clump of royal Japanese iris hold among its

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