Come Into the Garden

Come

into the garden

at dawn

before

dew dries

from the dragonfly

Come

as the sun

filters

through cedars

to glow

on the rippled

waters of pond

Come

with trowel and seed

energy

to last all day

pluck a weed

don’t forget

to feed

hungry peonies

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NaPoWriMo Day 19 prompt to write a command poem. This is my garden commanding me to get to work.

Come Into the Garden

Fooled

I thought it was Spring

but things are not always what they seem

last night it snowed

wind whipped over my rose

will the buds survive

as weather drops below twenty five

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dVerse prompt on proverb or adage. “Things are not always what they seem” from Aesop’s Fables Bee-keeper and the Bees. I thought we were having an early Spring here in the NW. Not so.

Fooled

Where I Am

I am traveling through the Ozarks as I have a number of times, same highway, same destination. This time is different. The dogwood trees are in bloom, their flowers making thickets of white in a low canopy among tall oaks.

Where I am, surrounded by Ozark Mountains, the sun is setting and now the quiet water of the Lake of the Ozarks reflects the moon.

Spring in the mountains

flowers of many colors

open up to me

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dVerse prompt for a haibun in a state of now

Where I Am

Ink on Paper

  
words read in Japan

centuries past in Spring

fill the room with song

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NaPoWriMo prompt to write concerning a piece of art from the collection of the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Two Women Reclining on the Floor of a Room and Reading a Book, ca 1730, monochrome woodblock print, ink on paper, Nishikawa Sukenobu

Ink on Paper

Spring Song

Shall we go?

One will shovel

One will hoe

Feel the dirt

Between our toes

Work until sunlight goes

Shall we go?

Shall we go?

Turn the soil

Don’t say no

Need to ready

Soil is what we know

Make plants want to grow

Shall we go?

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NaPoWriMo prompt on an inspiration from music. This is a spring song for entering into the ground breaking work of gardening.

Spring Song