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Connections: January 2.17

vh-2016-11-37-old-treeNew Year’s resolutions

are not a game I play

but I do try to see how tomorrow

can better my yesterday.

So I’ll look in my mind for¬†deadwood

and do what must be done

chopping it down to stump

to allow for more brain sun.

And I’ll try to make it so

it will be more likely than not

I will grow some new perspectives

in painted flower pot.

More thanks to the S.W. Berg Photo Archives,

Vernon Hill gallery.

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Connections: November 4

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAA year ago

winter at the gates

I had three potted mums

bloomed out, bent.

I dumped one

unceremoniously

upside-down in the barren garden

thinking to dig it under in the spring

but then a thought:

why throw them under the trowel?

Maybe they can bloom again!

So I kept the other two in their pots and tucked them in near the house

sheltered

and bade them a good winter’s night.

Spring came.

The sheltered two, lifeless.

The one that had spent the winter on its head

roots frosted by the wind

snowmounded

was sprouting!

What An die Freude was there!

I planted it

with humble apologies

in the front

where now it glows

a perfect radiant sphere.

And no one else knows

its triumph.

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