Monthly Archives: November 2016

We Are All Poets

We are all poets Our language is song The clicking of the tongue Even the aahs & ohhs & hmms serving as dramatic accentuations to the off`beat up`beat down`beat patois of our region of the world of the office our … Continue reading

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On Keeping Time

She lived her life on the straight line marked so incrementally by measurable milestones Said the markers helped her feel her progress birth to her death He lived his life tumbling thru spirals of seasons after seasons summer fall winter spring … Continue reading

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Tapers of Grace

How then shall we use the night these long hours between our dying and our rising again For what is sleep but the escape of spirits from tortured flesh out`of`body treks into 7th heavens into 11th hells How then shall … Continue reading

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Advent I: On Darkness & Light

Take away from me the white blossom of spring the mottled red apple of summer the the amber leaf of autumn and what have I left       but the black`on`black       of dark`days dark`nights Add to … Continue reading

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On a Late Autumn Day

There is a beauty in the late autumn day gone brilliant in sunlight the trees all harvested of colorful leaves their limbs white untanned by summer like sun`blocked bathers and in many crotches remains of nests long since flown On … Continue reading

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On Hibernation

Like bears preparing for winter we gorge on November laying on layer after layer of lard against the sober months of darkness at our door All too soon the snows will drift over the cave’s opening where retired with a … Continue reading

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On Thanksgiving

If I cannot offer thanks for the sunbeam I will not give thanks for the wind`fall if it blesses my door If I cannot say grace when the plate is empty I’ll not think to pray if the cornucopia is … Continue reading

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An Awkward Time

An awkward time this living in`between the already and the not`yet one foot on the sand of eternity the other foot stuck in muck one eye on the sunset one on the sunrise We pack the past into cardboard boxes … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Storm

Yesterday’s storm brings tomorrow’s tides the future shaped as it is by the past’s follies Yet in the present we insist we are uninhibited as though the fabric of time were not of one piece The poisoned soil can but … Continue reading

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On Story`Tellers

The preacher is no storyteller Oh he has all the facts right He simply doesn’t believe the story hence no one believes him He’s a manager of the Book The Gospels do not manage well Their stories are a lit … Continue reading

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On Blessing

Do not give me fame or fortune I have no use for either as I am old & tired Soon gone Do not give me nods & smiles I have no use for either as I am still alive Brain … Continue reading

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On Story`Telling

Do not tell the little boy what he should do Tell the little boy a story about what a little boy might think of doing if he were a lion living inside the little boy doing well “It is the … Continue reading

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