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

 

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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