Ingrid Bruck is wild flower gardener and a poet inspired by nature. She lives in Amish country in Pennsylvania. This site shocases selected works by her.

drought: tanka & too much rain - Published by:  Walking Is Still Honest

drought: tanka


dust bowl sky

exhales two raindrops

broken promises

brown leaves fall early

ground scattered with rust




too much rain


after two months of drought

there’s two months of rain

the garden is muddy

I can’t dig potatoes

weeds grow tall

I can’t pull them

more rain pours

primes the muck

I walk and sink

no time between raindrops

no sun burns the mist

no wind dries the soil

I can’t dig potatoes,

and they rot


Date Published: March 8, 2017

Birds - Published by:  Entropy Magazine: The Birds

Mantle & golden days & My Landscape - Published by: The Blue Mountain Review, Issue 6