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Husband, father, grandfather, friend...a few of the roles acquired in 62 years of living.  I keep an upbeat attitude, loving humor and the singular freedom of a perfect laugh.  I don't let curmudgeons ruin my day; that only gives them power over me.  Having experienced death once, I no longer fear it, although I am still frightened by the process of dying.  I love to write because it allows me the freedom to vent those complex feelings that bounce restlessly off the walls of my mind; and express the beauty that can only be found within the human heart.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Collection of Spring Haiku

Copyright © 2011 by Ralph Couey

The snow is melting
The new grass reveals itself
My spirit awakes

The sun has come out
The air is finally warm
Put the coats away

Open the windows!
Let the fresh breezes blow through!
Refresh my stale soul!

Digging in the dirt
I plant the new year’s seedlings
The earth smells alive

On the garage shelf
I see my old baseball glove
“Wanna have a catch?”

I hear the thunder
The lightning flashes above
The spring rain falling

It’s snowing in March
But it doesn’t make me sad
I know it won’t last

Rivers are flooding
The people are in danger
Homes are washed away

Clouds begin to spin!
A twister is touching down!
Flee to the basement!

Suddenly I hear
The birds are singing again!
Music to my soul
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