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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Three Days

Jakob in his room at the co-op house
with his new bike.
Picture taken by his girl friend, Katie.
 
He hitchhiked home
to help with the syrup.
 
Surprise Mom!
I cried.
 
My bearded son,
my special one.
 
(I have two
of those.)
 
I'll have
three whole days
with a "son
long gone".
 
I am happy.
 
 
 

A picture from last year.
 All three of my guys gathering the sap.
They boiled it together again this year.

I Love this wild eden.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

We Know



Winter holds us
in it's
bitter hand.
 
It's fist
clenched
tight,
 
but we
understand.
 
Born
and raised,
 
we know
these seasons
 
by heart.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Boys

I am missing my boys today.
I miss them every day they are not at home.
But I am excited for them and
the lives they are living.
 
It's not that we don't enjoy life
while they are away.
We most certainly do!
Things are calmer and quieter
and that is nice.
 

They are best friends
and I am sure they are
missing each other also.
I am glad they live in the same town
and can visit each other often.
 


 I miss the music,
 
the laughter,
 
 the projects,
                        
and togetherness .

When they are home
there is music everywhere. 

 
In four days
they will be home for a visit
and they are bringing
Jakob's girlfriend Katie too.
(It's her birthday
and a cake
will be baked!)
 
It's going to be wonderful!
 
Life is rich.


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hope




Someday
it will be Spring
again.
 
The lilacs
will bloom
 
and their
sweet scent
 
and hope
 
will mingle
together
 
in the fresh
washed air
 
and I will breath
it deeply in
 
and I will
come alive.
 
I will wake
from my
 
winter stupor
 
and my soul
will scream
 
and sing
 
with hope–
clean fresh hope.
 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Silence

 
 
 
 
 
The silence
is yours.
 
Take it
as a gift.
 
Prolong,
enjoy,
 
submerge
yourself
in it.
 


Monday, December 9, 2013

Snow

 Brothers
 
I walked
outside

and it

began
to snow.

Some moments
are so beautiful,

I feel rich

 
for just having
lived through them.
 
 
 Mike, Jakob, Katie and Jesse
Getting the tree.


Jakob and Katie

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Need



Everything needs
doing
 
but I feel
I need to sit
 
and watch
 
the way that
nothing's
 
getting done.