Monthly Archives: October 2016

On Voting the Dream

Now when politicians grasp at threads opponents’ proud mantles to unravel Tell half`truths half`truths to uncover opponents’ base characters to reveal Now when electorates no longer think follow fools fools themselves to show Devour platitudes in place of policies while … Continue reading

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Sabbath Evening

Occasionally in the autumn a soft evening will grace us A pale light will then filter thu the amber autumn woods All then turns museum`still as tho nature holds its bated breath We listen as if at the bed`side of … Continue reading

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A Book I Am

A book I am filled with stories chapter upon chapter each with its own beginning each with its own end What little deaths I’ve suffered A child’s death looking out upon buildings blown apart by the terrible bombs of war … Continue reading

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Three Haiku: Autumn

i. rat in the hen`house a raider in the corn`crib comes hungry for eggs ii. song`birds too busy among the blackberry vines to bring me their songs iii. the blue`berry leaves burn as if with holy fire speak a word … Continue reading

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I Walk Now in Slow Steps

I walk now in the slow steps of an old man going lame and the circle of my passing is tightening like a noose around my neck Its end free I move now among the trees their leaves are my … Continue reading

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On Wishing

At any time in any place at least half of us are wishing we were someone something else our path to where we’re going too steep too hard too long The stress of being rich is such a heavy yoke … Continue reading

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On Balance

The front wheel of my bicycle wobbles the result no doubt of the road as I’m prone to wander off the pavement So too my soul will get out of balance when navigating the high seas of today’s culture wars … Continue reading

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On Endings and Beginnings

Yesterday is the Was Today is the Here & Now Tomorrow is the What is to Be Or so at least I was taught in my linear education But were they wrong the teachers who told me the closest distance … Continue reading

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On Little Things

The toaster has a mind of its own As far as I can tell it’s possessed! One set of muffins it will incinerate the next it’ll spit out ghost`white browning the pot`holder beside it The shaker for the pepper lacks … Continue reading

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On Creativity

What is true learning but the firing of kindling A match set to the arid brush of what we call education Facts without fiction The theory of flight taught in flight`school is a far cry from the art of flying … Continue reading

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On Writing

I want to write words which sparkle Sea`washed stones in afternoon sunshine Which lie lazily on beds of green kelp I want to write words which carve Blue glacial`ice pushing the hard moraine Ice which cracks thunder when it falls … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing!

Gone Fishing Will be back in a week!

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