approaching sweatlodge pond
how frogs/turtles plop/sploosh
into algae-coated water
the quality of light here:
bare-branch-filtered
patches of violets and spring beauties
bursting from earth
_______

white daffodils with yellow centers
poking up in patches
just beyond where granola (the cat) lies
i clip two for my room
mostly because of the perfumey smell
_______

if shakespeare were to write a play
about sandhill farm jacob asks while
piling forkfuls of pummies
on future tomato bed paths
in look far while i pile forkfuls of
hay thick on each bed
what do you think it’d be called
i don’t know i say
mulch ado about nothing he replies

_______

snapping turtle size of a frisbee
road-side
lashing out at hank who leans in
with curious nose
sniffing
_______

the racket of lift-off
and opening of grand grey-blue wings
(heron?)
as i head towards creek bridge
cricket a kazillion paces ahead
sniffing out site of flight

_______

third found tick of the season
reveals itself via the itch/tickle/sensation
of little crawling limbs on my skin
dropped into  jar of alcohol
_______

too much trish says about
the amount of cardamom in the
cardamom chocolate brownie cake
never too much i respond
lifting a perfectly textured forkful
to my mouth
_______

now
is the time
to look at / photograph
the peach tree in bloom
(near/far diptych) :

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from the water world:
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Revelers take part in celebrations marking Thingyan, a water festival which brings in the country’s new year, in Yangon, Myanmar. The four southeast Asian nations of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos started the Buddhist new year.  – voice of america, day in photos

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33 tons of dead fish have been removed from Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas which is the 2016 olympic rowing venue.
Scientists said the fish were starved of oxygen because of pollution. – reuters

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