Artful Land Care

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Barn Siding

In Poetry on August 14, 2016 at 8:00 am

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rough sawn barn, non-linear
nails, batten-less boards grayed
by water and time

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Broken Egg

In Poetry on July 31, 2016 at 8:00 am

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stillness in morning hatch
and off-stage mother calls
audience not to notice

 

Gravel Actor

In Poetry on July 17, 2016 at 8:00 am

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broken wing killdeer actor
fills the gravel stage
moving audience from eggs

Sage Steppe Fence Post

In Poetry on June 26, 2016 at 8:00 am

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sentinel of sage and
cow, knows not fire
destruction, rather metamorphic wisdom

Twisted Wire

In Poetry on June 12, 2016 at 8:00 am

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hands of long ago,
repair barb wire fence,
of hands long ago

Wise Fence

In Poetry on May 29, 2016 at 8:00 am

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sage leans into fence
whispering wisdom, lean ear
to wire and listen

Rose

In Poetry on May 15, 2016 at 8:00 am

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wild rose opens to
morning sun seducing days
first bee to relationship

Contemplative Eyes

In Poetry on May 1, 2016 at 8:00 am

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though on back below
tractor greasing joints, creator
eyes awakens contemplative silence

 

Rust to Wine

In Poetry on April 17, 2016 at 8:00 am

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rusty 1/4” steel encasing
new bearing spins new
wine into old wineskins?

 

Where Knuckles Should Never Go

In Poetry on April 3, 2016 at 8:00 am

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bolting gearbox to tiller.
naturally sharp tines are
too close to hand