Doris H. Thurston

Port Townsend, Washington

Doris Horton Thurston (retired, in a manner of speaking) is a native Washingtonian, born in Kelso, raised in Woodland, colleged at both University of Oregon and Evergreen, has five children, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Writes haiku, longer poetry, and essays, volunteers for Hospice, and with the Centrum Education Program and Copper Canyon Press at Fort Worden in Port Townsend. Loves to garden and travel, and occasionally weave. Life is full!

rain cloud
the day blows in
through sunshine

rain barrel
its overflow song

frozen to tree bark
morning silence

yellow leaf
you flutter down like a bird
but no song
        I listen again—a whisper
        winter settles into the grass

there is no ending—
   only the change
          of seasons