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aromatic spring

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November 9, 2011 ‘Peltoma Lake’ Jane Tims



meadow aromatic


ozone lightning, late

waters cede, shoots

of cattail merge

end of day, end of June

fireflies, mosquito nights


lake-land meadow seeps

wetland meets nostril

marsh musk percolates

half sour, half sweet

methane ooze, decay


damp fiddleheads unfurl

bird beaks simmer

in duckweed soup

skin of salamander, frog

steeplebush, meadowsweet


angels crave human years, allow

their pores release, scent imitates

reek of sweat, of work

tears mingle with perfume

aftershave and powder




Oct. 9, 2011 ‘Reeds and reflection’ Jane Tims


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Written by jane tims

June 13, 2014 at 7:32 am

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