Monthly Archives: November 2015

Come December

     Come December it’s a good time for lists Without a list we’ll forget    to send the holiday cards       to those important to us    to buy the Christmas gifts       for those … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Dark

The last colors of autumn    have flown away on the wind The bare boned trees stand naked    shivering in the frost on the hills as Nature’s brilliant kaleidoscope    spins all black & white & blue in an … Continue reading

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Seeing Is a Gift

Seeing is a gift Believing is a grace Observation Analysis Deduction These are scientific disciplines accessible by right to any with sufficient curiosity patience A biologist may understand the life of an ant Even grasp its complex social order Yet … Continue reading

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Still Swollen from the Table

Still swollen from the Table The nation rises at first dawn To contemplate the marketplace On the Advent of Consumption’s Feast Everywhere sticker`shock has already set in Now Half`Price! Buy One Get Two Free! Shelves & shop windows are bloated … Continue reading

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A Folk`Hymn for a Feast

Der Tisch ist gedecket und alles bereit genießt, was die Güte des Schöpfers uns beut´ O sehet und schmecket, wie freundlich Er ist Ach niemals und nirgends er unser vergißt Er deckt auch den Vöglein und Tieren den Tisch es … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Prayer

God of all goodness You who in your great mercy have touched our lives with blessing    we pause to consider the gift that is our life . . .    We thank you for our own being:     … Continue reading

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Time`Lines

Time`lines run along our frames We are topographical maps The backs of our hands a web of tendons & veins above knotty knuckles river ridges dry mountains as seen from space The flesh of our thighs growing thin over bone … Continue reading

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Like a Leaf Falling Red

Like a leaf falling red from the maple limb death begins at birth that moment of separation Before its fall leaf limb tree were miraculously one knit bone sinew to skin if but a season still an eternity The red … Continue reading

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Wisdom

Altruistic reciprocity We get back what we give We give back what we get It drives all economy The bread the baker bakes We buy with 10 minutes of labor And with 15 minutes of our labor We feed a … Continue reading

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The Wind`Chime

When the wind`chime has taken the bird song from the dawn’s breaking the season of our living is turned to reflection The autumn calendar is plump with openings not for leaves unfurling but the gradual failing of life’s celebration Among … Continue reading

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Remembering Sandyhook

I cannot bear to look at the children lying slaughtered on the floor rag dolls torn to shreds by copper from another angry child’s gun I cannot bear to look at the children I choose to see children hand in … Continue reading

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The Autumn Wind

Outside the autumn wind has finished its task Stripped the bristles from nature’s brush All that remains is chalk The trees charcoal etched reveal tenements of the resident birds gone gleaning seeds dead sunflowers frost burnt Our words like fallen … Continue reading

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