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March Nor’Easter

IMG_0238Winter Birds

March Nor’Easter

The blizzard brings heavy, wet snow

that nests in the empty boughs

and coats long, thin ends of branches

like thick braids of white hair.

The view disappears among

the intricate tangle of weighty limbs,

as birds, with feathers fluffed, flock to feeder.

A rush of wind and a thunderous crash

splinters an overburdened tree.

Lights go dim and power is lost

to the tumult of the storm.

Lainie Senechal


IMAG0032Winter Bird Feeder


The snow blows in from the sea -

creates fragile white blossoms

on the end of thin azalea branches

and erects ivory statues on objects

that remain in a winter yard.

The distant sun glints off

large mounds in the shiny coverlet

which now shrouds the land.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will have art and poetry in this virtual exhibition: KAJI ASO STUDIO presents An uplifting virtual presentation of Art, Music & Poetry inspired by the theme of SANCTUARY. Online Premiere: Sunday, February 28th  at 7:00 p.m. EST. This event is FREE and open to the public. More info: administrator@kajiasostudio.com

Indigo Gate

Indigo bunting Waits for His Mate

Indigo Bunting Waits for His Mate

Indigo Gate

I begin a rise above marshes;

a canopy of gray darkens to indigo,

sky thickened with ashen quilt

of smoke from incense burning.

Sea’s indigo depths broken

only with white wavelets,

lotuses against kimono blue.

Climb hill in solitude and silence,

park deserted on this solemn, peaceful day.

Suddenly, two large drops of sunlight

weave and bob in meadow,

diving in and out of grasses

lined with lacy weed and

rotund hips of wild rose.

A pair of goldfinches feed in field;

a slight squabble over seed

sends them into a whirl of wings,

swirl of melted butter.

I pass under the arch

of a gate to sacred space

where separations blur

and, like a primitive or a child,

I am lost in the moment

of this delight.

Lainie Senechal

 First published in Dasoku, Kaji Aso Institute for the Arts, Spring 2001

Watercolor based on photo by Nancy Smith, nature photographer and fellow birder.