Archive for March 2014

Sunday Morning   6 comments

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Soccer practice, no

one watching but cherry trees,

their arms filled with stars

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Posted March 30, 2014 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Entrance   Leave a comment

 
Entrance (noun): a place for entering, door, gate, etc.
Entrance (verb): to fill with delight; to enchant or charm
 

Draw close, peer through a wildly wee window, and the ordinary world drops away. Your one-eyed view through keyholes, knot-holes, and Easter egg peepholes is a one-way ticket to the other side, the shimmering one that almost makes you fall. Into. That’s how I sometimes feel when I step out from my bright, electric world onto a narrow, low-lit trail with its tender vine maples and sword-pointed ferns. Take a look!

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Posted March 27, 2014 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Douglas Squirrel   2 comments

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Yoga master
with undiminished focus
moss between his toes 
 

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Posted March 24, 2014 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Along Highway 99   2 comments

To the Music of geese–

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Now that Day’s regained her hours, Land starts sprouting seams and stitches—tentative outlines of crops and vineyards between wetlands, hills and scrubby edges—Tame meets Wild for another season!

Posted March 21, 2014 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Visionary   Leave a comment

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Ink swirls and ovals

Slow-flowing river painting 

Portraits of old trees

 

Posted March 18, 2014 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Waking up   Leave a comment

Trillium Season
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From tangled litter left by winter
moon-bright blooms with sunny centers awaken the woods with open faces
and watch the sky for robin nesters, and after the forest fills with leaves 
beetles and bumblebees hatch and feast—trilliums blush
then drop their seeds, rich for the round of another spring
 
 

Posted March 16, 2014 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Exuberance!   2 comments

We checked out Silver Falls State Park over the weekend:

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Silver ribbon rips

and spills, a thunderous drop

sculpting bowl of rock

 

A New Leaf   Leave a comment

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Walking in the forest, I’ve lately been on the alert to find as many “firsts” as I can, in honor of western Oregon’s quick shift from winter to spring. Not only am I prone to name-dropping (Look—toothworts and snow queens! Indian plum- and salmonberry leaves!), but I’m also frequently prone on the forest floor, trying to make perfect photos of these perfect spring outpourings. I only wish that the season’s fragrances and bird songs could accompany these shots.

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Soft explosions, new

Leaves—hungry, wrinkled and bright

Fresh stretches of green

 

Posted March 7, 2014 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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Behold and Be Held   2 comments

 

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They hold the world, the

World holds them, reflective pools—

Eyes of a newt

Posted March 2, 2014 by pjsisson in Uncategorized

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