Artful Land Care

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Barn Siding

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


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


Broken Egg

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


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


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


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

Twisted Wire

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

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

Wise Fence

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

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


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

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

Contemplative Eyes

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


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


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

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