Tag Archives: trees

Today is The Day

Today is the day children wake up pink-cheeked, warm-toed and sparkle-eyed, as the sky wakes from behind the mountain, lazily, then with an urgent rush, color, running, movement, the voices come from all six directions, kids and birds alike: “I … Continue reading

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Hanshan once stood atop the Cold Mountain looking up, singing: Naked branches have clouds for leaves. This winter we looked down and caught them sporting sticky ice bubbles for leaves on slick frost-polished branches and elastic ripples of river melt … Continue reading

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On My Birthday

I wake up on my birthday With joker at my side, just messing with the numbers, But grateful to the mirror, which never lies: “Pretty as ever!” she shouts back as I look squinting close “And Happy Birthday!”, reads an … Continue reading

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Among Trees and Butterflies

Last time we took the map. Circled spots were laid out clear: Find fifteen gnomes, find Joy. Only the maps mislead Arrows pointing at him and at her in a labyrinth of self-destruction We tore the maps, and then, lo … Continue reading

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