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7 Moments of Zen

Exploring our relationship with nature through haiku

By Denise SheltonPublished 3 years ago 1 min read
7 Moments of Zen
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1. The After-snow

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Snowmelt slicks the roof

Teardrops stain its gray slate face

February fades

2. The Turning of the Season

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March brings mud and slush

The garden stirs with a growl

“Ignore me no more.”

3. Evergreen Season

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Shovel splits the soil

A Christmas tree still living

Grows to glow again

4. The Wind and the Cherry Tree

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Like an April bride

I trod a path of blossoms

To pick up the mail

5. Time Enough

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Daylilies, mayflies

Their time’s short but sufficient

Let’s live in the now

6. Confessions of a Rosarian

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Alfalfa pellets

Circle canes with precision

Our secret ceremony

7. A Haiku for Jeanne

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You are the sister

Who helped me see shooting stars

And buckled my shoes

nature poetry

About the Creator

Denise Shelton

Denise Shelton writes on a variety of topics and in several different genres. Frequent subjects include history, politics, and opinion. She gleefully writes poetry The New Yorker wouldn't dare publish.

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