The First of January

Should the new year begin with rain?

Well, it did. What can we say

about this meteorological prophecy for the year?

Rain is necessary for life. We begin

the year properly. Water the seeds. Sunlight.

Wind Scented With Mountain Flowers

A sunny April day in late January.

A warming strong wind the past days

erased the remaining snow, dried the ground.

I took tea outside and read new poems.

Buds watching me chuckled over my joy.