Before Our Eyes

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Slowly
a bud unfolds
to leaf

and the forest fills
with flower smells
and color.

“All of a sudden!”
you might say,
about the Spring.

But Rumi says, “Patience
with small details
makes perfect a large work…”

Let go of thinking
and all your senses
will disappear

into one,
ever-changing
season.

Making love in this emptiness
shows us how
to truly see.

This, is what the World is doing
right now
before our eyes.

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digger

Douglass DeCandia is the Food Growing Program Coordinator at the Food Bank for Westchester, which operates on five sites located throughout Westchester County – Leake & Watts Residential Campus, New York School for the Deaf, Sugar Hill Farm at Westchester Land Trust, Westchester County Department of Correction and Woodfield Cottage.

Gratitude

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While the sky struggles for blue,
a wildflower dances
in the light
of its mothers eyes.

Behind
every cloud,
within
each drop of rain,

The great star reflects
and a voice
like soul music
shows the children home.

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digger

Douglass DeCandia is the Food Growing Program Coordinator at the Food Bank for Westchester, which operates on five sites located throughout Westchester County – Leake & Watts Residential Campus, New York School for the Deaf, Sugar Hill Farm at Westchester Land Trust, Westchester County Department of Correction and Woodfield Cottage.

Uprising

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The fog rose
like firesmoke
out of dawn and
the last few embers of Winter.

And as the sunrise
and April took the trees
we laid beneath branches of gold,
dark blue
and violet light

Holding on
to what was left of each other
until all that could be held
was gone

And we became
one
single breath,
rising up
out of the Earth.

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digger

Douglass DeCandia is the Food Growing Program Coordinator at the Food Bank for Westchester, which operates on five sites located throughout Westchester County – Leake & Watts Residential Campus, New York School for the Deaf, Sugar Hill Farm at Westchester Land Trust, Westchester County Department of Correction and Woodfield Cottage.

Through the Night

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Up in rhythm
sound the horns
the red bud opens
a world is born.

Silver Maple, willow
and rose
color awakens
the hidden

exposed.

Every end begins
another
leaf on earth

the model cover.

Layers of time
layers of light
a band of stars
plays through

the night.

——-

digger

Douglass DeCandia is the Food Growing Program Coordinator at the Food Bank for Westchester, which operates on five sites located throughout Westchester County – Leake & Watts Residential Campus, New York School for the Deaf, Sugar Hill Farm at Westchester Land Trust, Westchester County Department of Correction and Woodfield Cottage.

From a Dream

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Springtime reflects
off the lakes still water.
A perfect mirror
to every cloud,
leaf
and song
emerging from sleep.

To the peeper’s choir
set beneath a long
yellow willow,
we woke
with wonder in our eyes,
entangled in blankets

and each other,

Like the world
becoming

from a dream.

——-

digger

Douglass DeCandia is the Food Growing Program Coordinator at the Food Bank for Westchester, which operates on five sites located throughout Westchester County – Leake & Watts Residential Campus, New York School for the Deaf, Sugar Hill Farm at Westchester Land Trust, Westchester County Department of Correction and Woodfield Cottage.