No Two The Same

the magic symmetry
of each individual design
seen by the naked eye

Winter Outerwear

the forest
wears a brocade cape
of leaves and fruit and vines

More Precious For The Wear

even as life
takes from us
our beauty remains

Fallen Maple

we will remember
her sweetness
when she warms us
this winter

Sugar Wood

stacked last July
in hopes and preparation
for this year’s syrup making

We Don’t Let The Weather Slow Us Down

of tractor seats
adorn the family barn

Decay’s Bouquet

stump blooms
a wood rose
flowering of fungi


hollow in the old tree
holding memories
of yesterdays

Oh Tannenbaum

nearly tall enough
to be topped by
a real star

Fleeting Forever

kindling beauty
the birch branch pile
nature’s ephemeral immortality

Oxblood Clapboard

use it up
wear it out
make it do
or do without

The Life of Healing

near the heart
remains evidence
of a dark jagged year
that had to be grown around