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Thanks to the print journal Tiny Spoon for including two of my found poems in Issue 5, on ecology.


And thanks, too, to Medusa’s Kitchen, where five of my winter-themed found poems are posted.

found poem: The shadows

found poem: the perforating rain

found poem: FEEL

found poem: fantasia

found poem: The sky

found poem: like barbarians

found poem: snow silly

found poem: narrative

found poem: sly moon

found poem: the blue

found poem: the architecture

found poem: who writes

found poem: our minds

found poem: who designed

found poem: beauty

found poem: before dark

found poem: the extreme

found poem: a pale wind

the day after

2016-12-09 snow feetBellingham, Washington, isn’t known for snow. Memorable storms are rare enough that residents recall them by year. More typically we get a couple of doses each year accompanied by an icy blast of Arctic chill.

After a region-stalling storm prediction in October (the storm never materialized), the weather-callers have been reluctant to over-promise this week except to say that driving could be hazardous. While higher elevations received a snow-angel-worthy dumping, low-lying Bellingham got a scant half-inch overnight. The temperature is creeping up over freezing, rain is predicted, and life will soon return to winter-normal: wet.

But this morning, a wonderful quiet surrounds the house, and the locals — juncos, sparrows, chickadees — are busy with their flitting and foraging, exploring the sheltered margins of the yard and the places where fronds of spruce, juniper, or pine offer a moment’s respite from wind and cats.

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