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It all begins to crinkle,

the leaves, the sky

the boundaries of our vision.

Green ruffles turn to gold,

romaine edges of a dream

that curls and wrinkles

in the sun’s retreat.

Our shadows too turn ragged,

we feel them


and fold

their origami corners

that we too may slumber

in the pause

between now and again.


(c) 2000, 2017 Betty Hayes Albright



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Was that the moon

or just a mood

that crawled across the sun?

For awhile

it seemed the day

had lost its way

leaving just

the steaming edges

of its magnitude.

But all things pass

and so this too

that shadow-stealing


we’re warm again

the sky is blue,

the sun

was just in need

of a little Sol i tude.


©  2012, 2017  Betty Hayes Albright 


(Hopefully many of you will get to witness the solar eclipse tomorrow as it crosses the U.S. It’ll be at 98% totality from here in SW Washington. Can’t wait!)


(revision of 2012 poem “Eclipse”)

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Tight-clenched bud

lets go

its knotty grip

and rigid reveries


yields its petals

to the pull

of sunlight

through the trees


all the while

Gaia smiles

and sends for



(c) 1977, 2017  Betty Hayes Albright



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Sun gives it all up

for lavender and yellow;

tree launches the moon.


©  2017  Betty Hayes Albright 


(Photo taken by my son,  Jason Judd)

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This tall stretch

of a winter’s day

scrapes silver

from the crumpled sky.

I turn to face

a southern glow

with eyes upraised

and heart thrice full –

O Sun, I’d woo thee

north again

to light this shadow land.


(c) 1993, 2014 Betty Hayes Albright

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Sun becomes artist

painting flowers on the wall

zephyrs come to dance.


© 2014 Betty Hayes Albright





(photos from 2007 – wild phlox just before sunset)

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Split wood glows at dusk

releasing its inner sun

giving to the end.


© 2014 Betty Hayes Albright


(Fuzzy photo taken Sept. 2014 – gotta get a new camera. Or a new photographer.)

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