Picked on 23 February ’15

today’s snow
on yesterday’s crocuses

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Picked on 21 February ’15

redundancy —
it snows
on the snowdrops

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Picked on 19 February ’15

les merles sont de retour
ils tournent autour des perce-neiges
admiratifs?

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the blackbirds are back
they pace around the snowdrops
in awe?

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po dazdi


Picked on 12 February ’15

redoux
la terre seule aussi parfumée
que des lilas

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thaw
the soil as fragrant
as the lilac

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kalerab


Picked on 11 February ’15

Cloudy day
Smiling big at the bunch of snowdrops
Below the muted-green mahonia

zen plant


Picked in Jan/Feb ’15

first day of retreat
the cold dump snow
on the cold sandy beach

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few days into retreat
snowflakes covering the beach
so gently

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cloudy day
one branch as a shadow
to another branch

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“mindful” breakfast –
staring into my bowl,
as two plums out of four,
somehow disappeared

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lake


Picked on 7th January ’15

sa mèche épaisse
retombe par-dessus de l’oreille
la brise fait neiger le givre

Pocuvadlo_december


Picked on 5th January ’15

matin de gel
la voiture des pompes funèbres
embuée à l’arrière

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Frosty morning
Hearse windows
Fogged up in the back part

angel of resurrection


Picked on 25th December ’14

Noël au village
sur le pommier noir
un pied de cochon noir

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winter dusk
hanging on the smoky apple tree
black pig’s trotters

konz


Picked on 16 December ’14

bank district healthy food place
can’t get my eyes off the hands
of the construction worker

porcelaine cup I


Picked on 15 October ’14

mi-octobre
sous la lune
je prends les baies rouges
pour les bourgeons

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mid-october
moonlit red berries
mistaken for blossoms

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angel_october_bourgeons


Picked on 8 September ’14

I stop running
sound of a leaf touching other leaves
on its way down

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walking home
at the same pace as the man ahead
in the clacking shoes

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St Martin Vesubie


Picked on 6 September ’14

rando sous la pluie
feuilles sèches et noisettes
sur la table de pique-nique

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hiking in the rain
fallen leaves and a hazelnut
on the picnic table

chinese bowl


Picked on 5 September ’14

early september
my shoes start matching
the poplar leaves

abbey de neumunster


Picked on 28 August ’14

End-of-August-joy
some berries
still green

berries


Picked on 30 August ’14

chilling out by the river
young ducks
with smoky eyes

kolacik kavicka St Martin Vesubie


Picked on 19 August ’14

sous le pommier
les pommes tombées et moi
à regarder le coucher de soleil

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under the apple tree
the fallen apples and me
looking at the sunset

sunset


Picked on 12 August ’14

la tristesse s’en va
en égrenant
les groseilles

running the redcurrents
through my fingers
— the sadness disappears

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perfume of the rose
from the heart
filled with the rain water

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mercantour 1


Picked on 11 August ’14

before and after meditation
chasing
the mosquitoes

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meditating in my parents house
bowing to Jesus
and my favourite childhood teddy bear

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budha


Picked on 9 August ’14

end of the day peace
dozens of faded hydrangea blooms
on the top of the compost pile

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apricot


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