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.

Mudsale (Senryu) - Published by: Leaves of Ink

Mudsale:  Senryu


crowds bump shoulders

Mudsale mix in winter shades

black hues on denim


Amish next to English:

My People, plain and simple, 

stick to their own


Old Order, black and white,

New Order, blossom colors,

a rainbow tinged black


summer reprieve 

no heavy black winter coats,

black sweaters left home


sexes move in flocks,

boys with men, girls with women,

birds in migration 


men and boys wear night,

add straw hats, red suspenders,

a flock of robins


females in public:

sneakers, apron, long plain dress,

cover hair on head


barefoot in home and field

many children, none to spare

many hands share work


all solids and blacks

patterns and prints saved for quilts

no ornamentation


youngsters and elders,

little fathers and mothers

shadows and flowers


they follow the sun 

cars hit buggies and horses

out of time and place



Date Published: April 21, 2016


Star of the Sea - Published by: Anthology - River Poets Journal 2016, Volume 10, Issue 1, Special Edition: A Collection of Signature Poems

Hands (Senryu) - Published by: Leaves of Ink