The Four Of Them

at the edge of the clearing
a family of birch

How The House Homesteads

the garden feeding us
laundry on the line
so many kinds of shelter

At The Homestead

the farm stand
the house and the barn
a trinity of roofs

Until Next Year

grass waves goodbye
to the deep blue
of the cold sky


old milk can
the blue bird box
custodians of paradise

Lengthening Green

the lawn
stretches out
like summer before us