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(great) Great Horned Owl

Is the soul solid, like iron? Or is it tender and breakable, like the wings of a moth in the beak...


Frass Happens

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The Three of Us

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what...


Entangle

“Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…” “It...






Contact II Iridescence

In the name of the daybreak and the eyelids of morning and the wayfaring moon and the night when...


Evidence: Gesture I-IV

  Bird Wings Your grief for what you’ve lost lifts a mirror up to where you’re...


Anolis, Hawaii



Katydid, St. Croix







Ridge Vigilance, Zion National Park

 


Thanksgiving I: Wasp

The wasp and all his numerous family I look upon as a major calamity. He throws open his nest with...


Fueled



Anthropologist

The dragonflies were here before us, friend: Cupboard of branch and bramble, woodniche Where the sun tumbles,...






First Instar

The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was Spawning snow and pink roses against it Soundlessly...


Mating Mantids



Peekaboo

If seen by day A firefly Is just a red-necked bug. -Basho


Bright, Ghana

I got out of bed, took down boxes and suitcases in a search and destroy mission but couldn't find...






Cormorants, Lake Merritt, California

Children imitating cormorants are even more wonderful than cormorants. -Kobayashi Issa


Wildebeest, Tanzania

I saw an ol’ gnome Take a gknock at a gnat Who was gnibbling the gnose of his gnu. I said, “Gnasty...


Wete, Tanzania



Male Golden Weaver Courtship Display, Tanzania

My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here...






Amani Panzi, Tanzania



Rice Field Panzi, Tanzania

Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper,...


For Mary Oliver

I gave, To a friend that I care for deeply, Something that I loved. It was only a small Extremely...


Chinese Pheasant, Madagascar

You said you would kill it this morning. Do not kill it. It startles me still, The jut of that...






Parthenogenesis

If you find yourself half naked and barefoot in the frosty grass, hearing, again, the earth’s...


Evolution

Out of the dusk a shadow, Then, a spark; Out of the cloud a silence, Then, a lark; Out of the heart...


Calligraphy of Geese

Calligraphy of geese against the sky -- the moon seals it. - Buson Wild Geese You do not have...


Thanksgiving 2: Sandhill Cranes

The legendary Cang Jie was said to have invented writing after observing the tracks of birds. A...






Contact I

Chuang Tzu in dream became a butterfly, And the butterfly became Chuang Tzu at waking. Which was the real—the...


Lionfish

“And your very flesh shall be a great poem.” - Walt Whitman


(un)Common Lagoon Jelly

There's something about the wind coming off the ocean, the waves washing the rocks that makes...


Human Nature

-Nature Poetry- Bill hated the separation implied by the term. “What’s this,” he’d ask,...






Water Strider

I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood...


Hydrogen Bonding

After the First Night the Sun kissed the Moon: ‘Darling, you were wonderful!’ - Gavin Ewart


Palenque, Mexico

We saw the lizard sunning on a rock. Of course, we stopped. The old man said, “I wonder...


Ceiba, Mexico

When we stop a green snake starts again through deep branches. Spiders mend webs we marched into. Monkeys...






Reflections in a Koi Pond

I Am Vertical But I would rather be horizontal. I am not a tree with my root in the soil Sucking...


Fanfare for a Mustard Field

Nature rarer uses Yellow Than another Hue. Saves she all of that for Sunsets Prodigal of Blue Spending...


Us

We need some pines to assuage the darkness when it blankets the mind, we need a silvery stream...