Tag Archives: transformation

Bedtime on the Farm

two brothers- one with a normal reluctance for bedtime- one who drags feet slowly over the bare wooden floors   after the usual bedtime flap of changing, washing, brushing beds wait both are cold with warm heavy covers the younger … Continue reading

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Stop Two-Growing

My husband announced he’s a peony. He no longer feels like himself as his petals open more and more. Ever more layers appear. Just about the time he thinks he’ll see the pattern of his center more petals appear. His … Continue reading

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Stop One – Belonging

Belonging While I get a massage he walks to Hana Bay. When I’m done, he leads me to a young plumeria tree. There is a table and two chaise lounges.   He opens his beach bag. Out comes Thai tea … Continue reading

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Explorers

Explorers We explore marriage. Trace the outline of couple. Can we map it? Define it’s parameters? List it’s concepts?   As beginners, we had three rules, three necessities. Number one, breathing. Number two, comfort. Number three, we can’t remember. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Exploring History

Fort Atkinson, Fort Calhoun, NE Prairie grass still thrives here. Mown, its rolls dot the long expanse of green that leads the visitor to the fort.   Long plank walks and ax hewn walls travel away from the eye until … Continue reading

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By Way of Explanation – CRAO*

moving in moving out moving in staying Noir moved in first. Never unpacked but liked the left front window and did hang his favorite drapery- black with ruffly edges. He didn’t like the view or the house. Left after just … Continue reading

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Complexity of Completeness

  Strangeness emanates, wafts like the tropical breeze. It makes me wonder if being content and not endlessly seeking some wisp of a life caught on an unreachable cloud will make me bereft of the drive to create. Will I … Continue reading

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U-Turns-A New Life

The shovar translucent in the setting sun calls us in celebration. The shovar blast forms into a living being that coils into the air.  It finds the ocean and pounds in the waves. The trees whistle with the wind of … Continue reading

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Pictures as Poem Part II- Two Combined into One

The Dark The Light Two Become One Botanical Space Spiral in to the center of a flower a universe of stamen carpel corolla orbits the stalk male seeks female the calyx cradles it all       petals expand with … Continue reading

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An Epiphany

It took me over 20 years to write about my two miscarriages.  The poem is below.  It is an example of how imagination can transform and reframe an experience. Recently, these moments in my life re-surfaced when a young woman … Continue reading

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