As It Ends It Continues

autumn teaches
how much there is
in endings

Monarch Lessons

when buffeted
by life’s breezes
hold fast to the bloom

What the Flowers Taught the Snow

aster’s blooms
each individualized
inspiration to snowflakes

Lessons from the Ancient Ones

beauty in being
an obligation
mindfully met

The Explorers

emerging from their rock wall den
into the bright morning light
and hunting lessons

Garden Teachings

an instruction of
peaceful coexistence
tulips befriend the dandelions

Tall Teachers

lessons take time
learning has no end
our subject is everything

The Good Company of Trees

changes are weathered
amidst constant beauties
in the good company of trees