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Benevolence


I forgive winter
and January’s cold spells
hard ice underfoot
I forgive each icy blast
because I believe in Spring
and in daffodils

 

© 2017 S. Michaels
A Bend in the River | Tanka

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Sanctity


There is reverence
found in silent humble hours
we need not search far
to discover broad rivers
the sacred ordinary
moments of our lives

 

 
© 2017 S. Michaels
A Bend in the River|Tanka

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Sonata

Winter branches pause
expecting us to listen
to the music of
ice slowly disappearing
a rush of sparrows in flight
promises of Spring

 
© 2017 S. Michaels
A Bend in the River | Tanka

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Citadel

Unexpectedly
unimaginable change
like sudden snow-melt
muttered possibilities
as though we stood on mountains
and could see for miles

 

© 2017 S. Michaels
A Bend in the River | Tanka

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