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Vivaldi On a Starry Night Finishing in the kitchen, I delight in music coming from the other room. Violin, cello, sopranos, piano - the Gloria in rehearsal. Then I remember. The mail is in its box.


Outside the woods stretches up to touch a crescent moon rising in the eastern sky. Two brilliant stars ride outpost. The sharp clean air quite takes my breath away as I walk the country road singing “Laudamus Te” at top voice. Dark spirits of the day dissolve. Light hearted I walk back.


Positive, life-affirming Vivaldi! Could you have dreamed that three centuries later you would fill a woman’s heart with joy on such a crisp and wintry night as this?


Originally published in Beach Road Year, 1989


Haiku for Dark Months Whirlwind of dry leaves rises from the garden last fling before winter sleep


A gray army of waves marches across the bay under the command of General Wind


Sleep comes to growing things who wait for snow to lay a blanket over them


How many brush strokes to dab each twig of the cherry tree? Winter artist begin!


Originally published in Finding Tongues in Trees, Beach Road Press, 2010


Photo by Ping Wu. doorcountyliving.com Winter 2011/2012 Door County Living 41


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