The Pond Opened For Song

opening ceremony
the joyful croaking chorus
of peepers peeping

Some Of Everything

the stillness
and the movement
the decomposing and the growing

February Narcissus

winter gazed
upon her own reflection
in the river

One Way To Mark Your Place In Time

with one step
we are on the other side
and a new year begins

The Four Of Them

at the edge of the clearing
a family of birch

Apple Tree Offering

her limb
heavy with ripeness
presenting gifts

A Marriage Of Maple And Birch

and yet

Another Gift Freely Given

a generous benefactor
the forest’s shade
on a hot summer day

The Fields Green

spring takes hold
birch raise their chartreuse flag

Black Rock

big slice of
flourless chocolate cake
a forest sized serving

Another New Snow

the white on white
of birch in snow
a calming quietude

Birch Bark Mushroom

a transition of
sustenance to self