Early Spring


Crocus Snow Nature Spring Wallpaper Flower New

It is 74 F at the moment, and
Still the third week of February.
An early spring is pressing
against things still groggy
and surprised by the heat.
Every stick and bush gives off
the air of anxious confusion,
like the boss has just
popped in for a surprise inspection.

Crocus and daffodils hurry things along,
foolish optimists that they are.
Trees fire up the boilers
to get buds ready early,
happily ignorant of
a Nor’easter that
could be lurking off the coast
in the early days of March.

And then we will all say
how much we miss
the peaches this year.

Montana Sundown


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Sunset thunderstorm over Tongue River Park in south-eastern Montana, 2016. John Stanfield, with permission

night rises in the east
over springtime weeds and wheat
summer’s desert, dry grass teeth
waits – patient – underneath

–by John Stanfield, at Tongue River Reservoir Park, Eastern Montana

Pleasure

Cliffdiving


Then I heard   two notes     like a piano       one pink         the other           light blue             when I               pushed off                 the ledge                  suspended                   mid-air                    that                     feeling                     of falling                     for what                     felt like                     forever                     in a                     moment                     plunging                     […]

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