Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Salvaged Life

In memory of Galway Kinnell  [February 1, 1927 – October 28, 2014] I am a thrift`store A dusty old collection of odds & ends the uses for which are long forgotten I am what was left over when the family … Continue reading

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Grace

Between our going & staying might we yet discover a mercy waiting in just being   What cost in the waiting? This time for a breath before plunging  into death   You say It’s reasonable! In which lies patience more … Continue reading

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The Hour

The Hour given in the Spring returns to us in the Fall An investment they say in the hard causes of efficiency   Time’s Keepers will be hard pressed to know how to repay the hour they’ve taken from the … Continue reading

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Patience

Some days patience’s pages are far too thin & few ‘Tis then it’s wise to walk away   For patience lies not in a drawer out of which to draw It rather lies aheart & outs or not   When … Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse

From time to time a shadow passes over your brilliant face Not like a cloud through which your glory still shines but a darker stain in which your symmetry appears while your splendor unpretentiously surrenders   Then we know the … Continue reading

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Another Hour Gone

The years trim a man to size Squeeze the juices from out of his fruit till all he tastes is pith What spring there was in his step’s gone limp The ballads he sings no longer seduce but only amuse … Continue reading

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The Heron

She is the mother    of waiting    sitting there on a drift wood log    as tho her long legs    were once its limbs she sits so still    it is as if    she were herself    carved of myrtle … Continue reading

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Open Hands

We are learning to live with open hands   Hands prepared to receive     gifts that are already given   Hands that reach out to bless     other hands thirsting blessing   Hands content to simply hold     without need of possession   Hands eager to … Continue reading

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Looking Homeward

It is in their endings one searches beginnings A spent sunflower drops seeds the daily bread of autumn birds while the hens pick up remains in the plundered garden turning yolks golden   Journey is mystery until there is reflection … Continue reading

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On Happiness

She is the long vowel hiding amid a Czech’s convoluted consonants She is the pure breath of the exhaling leaves floating above an alder She is the tug of tide in slipping-away-sand on a soul’s naked toes She is the … Continue reading

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Comes a Time

Comes a time for acceptance a time to be at peace with the self when pushing the heavy wheel uphill no longer holds the promise of the coast we counted on when we were young thrills of tight curves at high speed which … Continue reading

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Autumnal Equinox

So here we are again balancing on the fine line between day no longer light and dark not quite yet night the summer now a memory winter but a shadow   Today the leaves think perhaps it’s time to turn … Continue reading

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