March Light

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lengthening of days
deepening of rays
maundy March

Discernment

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sunlight and shadows
the only guests received
preservation of retreat

Conciliation

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autumn morning sun
warms the low lying cold
compromise before winter

Time’s Thread

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shadow’s long reach
knits together
shorter days

The Hereafter

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the bloom
after the petal bloom
twice born rose

Scalloped Edge of Time

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hearts on the mill stone
waiting to be used

The Music Played

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concert at the vernal pond
the flutist serenades
obligate and facultative inhabitants

Reach

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winter’s long shadow
reaches for
the shore of spring

Heading into Spring

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ride the rails
out of winter’s shadows
into light and the beginnings of green

Time’s Bridge

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the center reaches
for the shore
shadows seek the light

Blue

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winter paints
the blue light portrait
of birch with iris

Disambiguation

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frozen pond
winter travels on
long shadows