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In nature,writing on 04/01/2012 by beth

fever-covered morning whispers
the devil is not really such a bad guy 
stay in bed a while longer
pulling voices out your ear

close your eyes — remember
they never knew what they were to you
see the mountains over Persia change
strip bare the shivering afternoon


thanks to wonderful poems such as “you, andrew marvell” by archibald macleish and “bright day” by stanley moss for today’s inspiration, as well as this morning’s (and afternoon’s and evening’s) fever.


stone #20

In nature,travel,writing on 01/20/2011 by beth Tagged: , ,

Here, when the sun shines
my skin reddens, blisters, peels.
When it does not, I shiver,
rubbing goose bumps
off my arms.

For all it’s trouble, I like
this honest air.


stone #16

In animals,nature,writing on 01/16/2011 by beth Tagged: , ,

Three soft brown doves gather outside
the window, find shade near a thick hedge,
blinking in the afternoon heat.


stone #15

In nature,writing on 01/15/2011 by beth Tagged: ,


Four green apples that taste like the hot July
garden my grandparents tended in my youth.


stone #8

In nature,writing on 01/08/2011 by beth Tagged: ,

Unrolling the cuffs of my jeans
before putting them in the washing
machine, dozens of bits of forest
tumble out, scatter on the floor,
stowaway souvenirs of our walk
in the woods.


Stone #5

In life,nature on 01/05/2011 by beth Tagged: , , ,


Oak and maple leaves gather
at the back door, crinkly
as old paper grocery sacks.

Dried husks of summer’s
long days, they beg to be let in
from the cold.