Monthly Archives: October 2015

Memories

I have an excellent memory not accurate particularly but definitely imaginative and most certainly selective It is a very masculine quality this affinity toward fantasy The mountains I have climbed in these figments of my mind! And all the beautiful … Continue reading

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Waiting for God

This stone is the Talisman That tree the Totem The trickle of the spring water of the mighty Jordan This bread the Sacrament This cup the Blessing Now is Eternity Here Heaven Our religion without faith will never see God … Continue reading

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Chosen People

God’s people have once again drawn a line in the sand We will kill so as not to be killed Fire rains from the sky Hate fuels hate Fathers cry Children die to make a point Jacob is the blessed … Continue reading

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One After Another

One after another the flames of friends have gone out Flickered in the end for a few moments behind the lantern glass then glowed like gold to go cold as coal The scent of souls gone still fills the air … Continue reading

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The Crackle of the Crust

When I hear no songs from song`birds in trees no poetry in lazing waves lapping the barnacled rocks when I can see no masterpiece in the gray mountain silhouette then I’ll spend my time in baking loaves of bread in … Continue reading

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Ghost`Towns

It was simple then The road from here to there stood out on the map a dark red line cutting through a green maze of geological waves We paid little mind Smiled at Burma Shave signs the jingles of which … Continue reading

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Snow Geese

The view of the world through these eyes is no nobler than the one through other eyes It is merely my view Just as  any two eyes offer perspective four eyes offer insights hidden from those who view life in … Continue reading

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On Starlight

Under the night sky I lie on water watching an October meteor skitter across the darkness An ember of an ancient fire which burned eons before Abel was a twinkle in old Adam’s eye watching Eve brush her hair before … Continue reading

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On Pearls

Once we set sail from home ports in quest of treasures the oysters held pearls so at least they said we left our beds for the bunks Once Then we became divers in the sea but the pearls found were … Continue reading

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Late Autumn Fields

Driving through the late autumn fields the moldy hay lies ruined in its rows the Almanac having misled the farmer who was caught unprepared for rain And on their vines the green tomatoes hang swollen and split by the water … Continue reading

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In a House of Many Years

There are fewer doors in a house of many years through which guests enter and there are fewer windows through which sunlight flows casting ever longer shadows onto floors of fewer rooms filled with far fewer chairs threadbare from wear … Continue reading

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On Fathers

For those of us who had fathers they appeared to us as visitors out of time mysteriously silent men like soldiers of the wars who’ve fought battles faced`off the enemy and will not give warfare a voice Leaders of men … Continue reading

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