do rocks
grow flowers
Or dry springs
suddenly give
old men

do griefs
birthe songs
Or blind men
hear hues
of sunset
at sea?

dying things
pulse with life
Most things alive
do but mourn
death ahead
of time

About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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