Poetry by Kai SiedenburgForthcoming in
Space Between the Stones: Poems of Earth and Spirit Volume 2

(late November 2019)

Rooting

It happens
so spontaneously
and effortlessly.

No decision
or deliberate action
is needed.

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How the Sky Holds the Sea

Have you noticed
how the sky holds the sea?

Lightly caressing
every inch of her,

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Gradual Unfolding

Thank you,
Japanese maple leaves,
for opening so gradually…

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Calling in Well

Please forgive me.

Thank you
for understanding.

Due to
circumstances
far beyond
my control,
I will not
be coming
to work today.

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The Songs of Seeds

What if seeds sang
when they sprouted?

Imagine the meadows ringing
with the joyous sound

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On the Road at Night

Driving alone
on a quiet
country road
on a moonless night,

not a single car
or house nearby;

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An Unexpected Gift

Setting out
for a solo hike
on a rainy day,

I slip my keys
into a pocket
of my pack

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Elemental

It’s just
the juncos and me
out here today.

Every other animal
seems to be
sensibly sequestered

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Becoming Spring

The nights
are still long
and dark,

but each day
there’s a little
more light.

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Winged Mystery

Today, a lovely
yet unfamiliar voice
creates ripples

in the stillness
of the morning.

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Published in the book Poems of Earth and Spirit

What if…?

What if the leaves,
stirred to singing
by the breeze,
sing with even more joy
when they notice
you are listening?

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Only This

Bare feet on the Earth

Breathing in and out

Sound of wind in the trees

Only this…

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Good Morning

The birds
sound
like I
feel—

thrilled
to behold
the everyday
miracle

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An Earthly Personal Ad

Beautiful planet seeks compatible humans
for long-term committed relationship

Me:

4.5 billion years old (but look younger)
Strikingly beautiful and very well endowed
Highly evolved, intelligent, and accomplished

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No Matter How Hard They Try

No matter
how hard they try,
they can not
keep us apart.

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Quenched

This time
last year
I saw
withering,
water-starved
plants
everywhere—

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In the Arms of My Beloved

Resting in the arms
of my beloved,
I breathe deep
and easy,

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A Special Day

Today
is a very special day.

Today we celebrate
sun and rain,
light and dark,
the cycles of life,

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