easter monday

in the park
the japanese magnolia is shedding
its petals

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holy saturday

we planted the peas today
rolled their plump green bodies
into the black bacterial dust
gardeners call inoculant
and then tucked them one by one
under the soil

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the colors of sunday

the world is awash in cream and lavender the invading violets have marched across the lawn flanking the driveway in a company of purple and circling the tree in the meadow in a fairy ring of amethyst and white beyond the fence the neighbor’s lilac is just starting to break into bloom; the fruit trees…

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on the brink of golden hour

this evening on the brink of golden hour i trekked up the hill to the library noting, as i passed, the progress of spring after days of hiding demurely behind green leaves the neighbour’s pear tree has had a revelation erupting in a riot of white blossoms and the star magnolia at the top of…

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