Category Archives: Gratitude

A Celebration of Brian Doyle

Wonderful piece by Michael McGregor. Check it out: https://magazine.nd.edu/news/the-story-catcher/ Advertisements

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Mystery Bird

A whirring tumble of notes; a small dark bird I cannot identify— no name where the song might hang. There is only sound. This morning arpeggio startles me. I find the singer on a high wire beak open, breath inflating … Continue reading

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Haiku: Each of Us a Star

We all want to shine– surely, the light from inside, each of us a star. (plant: imgarcade.com; person: alamy.com)

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Water

We pack water around everywhere we go. We are veritable bota bags of water. We humans are roughly sixty to seventy percent water. Since learning these factoids, people have been fond of comparing our water mass to that of our … Continue reading

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Haiku: Fitting Flit

I think the word flit was invented by someone watching chickadees.

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Haiku: For Brian

My friend, if I could exchange places with you now I most surely would.

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Strawberry or Honey?

Strawberry moon looked more like honey, so I’ll go with that today. (top: al.com; bottom: wsj.com)

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Haiku–Liminal

Here: too warm for Spring, not hot enough for Summer– a nameless season. (figtreepress.co.uk/liminal.htm)

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Haiku–Bright Slippers

Sunlight finds my feet, warming better than slippers; Drowsiness follows.

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When the Dream Begins

When the dream begins you are not quite there; you love her rumpled face with the thousand-yard stare, and the dream begins. When the dream begins you focus on the now, you see the path ahead, but you don’t quite see the … Continue reading

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