Monthly Archives: June 2016

Gone Fishing!

Gone Fishing! Be back in a week!

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On Depression

I cannot explain to you this restlessness This turbulence in my soul as if a skiff gone adrift at open sea I crest with every swell then free`fall into the chasm diving mind`first into the darkness where mermaids pierce my … Continue reading

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When We Die

When we die they will tell lies about all our virtues Paint over all our flaws `til no one can see the crack running down our mast from the crows`nest to its iron anchor on the deck Then they’ll put … Continue reading

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The Poem

He had submitted his poem for review for inclusion in your scholarly magazine “I AM” And that was all it held of his poetry Your editor thought This isn’t poetry! “I AM” Yet all day all night that editor could not … Continue reading

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Quandry

Sitting on a bench at the terminal my ticket in hand and in another your letter Don’t go! To stay will mean more known To go is going un`knowing to the past forgotten I’m old now older than to know … Continue reading

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On Criticism

I fear I have been corrupted by compassion since while I am reading your poem I cannot keep from looking for its poet When tuning in`on a symphony I can’t help myself from listening for the oboeist whose little daughter has … Continue reading

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Ribbit Ribbit

A tiny green tree`frog has taken up residence in the flower`box outside the bedroom windows we keep open in June He chirps so tirelessly I decided to adopt him I’ve christened him Fred confident he is a prince of Habsburg … Continue reading

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On Vulnerability

Vulnerability baneful blessing of all true friendship Love that risks intimacy ever leaves the lover belly`up to blade transparently Some lovers wear their scars like trophies of wars never won or forever lost signals on the psyche of pain endured … Continue reading

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On Pascal’s Birthday

God made this machine we call a body More complicated than any manufacturing plant More intricate than the folds of any flower More disciplined than any computer better designed than any fine Rolex engineered to run on natural fuel to … Continue reading

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A Day Still Undone

A rainy night, a rainy morning wind whistling in tree and chime the low roar of a distant Navy jet dawn outlining trees on ridge What will day hold of mischief or mercy of words angrily spoken or silent Of … Continue reading

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A Short`While

Thunder showers leave pools on hard ground They remain for a short`while before soaking into the soil Then they’re gone In the short`while the puddles hold memories remembrances of a child`hood summers in the mountains years of innocence In the … Continue reading

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On Nature

At dawn and dusk    the light just emerging    the light just fading All the world around me    visible in silhouette Ah the shape of the curve    of the ridge up behind me Oh the graceful outline … Continue reading

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