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.

Hands (Senryu) - Published by: Leaves of Ink

Hands (Senryu)


granddaddy’s strong hands

accent from the wrong country

no one will hire him


nana’s able hands

fourth finger missing the tip

feeding the family


my father’s soft hands

blade of grass between his thumbs

whistles from the past


my mother’s smile

a gift to all her children

a warning slap


free city concert

Louie Armstrong plays the heat

Harlem doesn’t burn


some manicure lawns

but my family mows the weeds

two Americas




Date Published: April 11, 2016

Mudsale (Senryu) - Published by: Leaves of Ink

The Power of One & Seasons (Senryu) - Published by: Halcyon Days