Monthly Archives: December 2016

There Was a Day: 2016

There was a day in March months after the wild`fire when the scorched` hills broke out green the Columbia River bluer than the sky flowed east`west full to its banks There was a day in July the water so low … Continue reading

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Time Is a Gift

Time is a gift comes in a box wrapped brightly tied with a ribbon left on our porch after midnight by a stranger In that box lie days hours minutes seconds even months weeks to spend or waste whatever ways … Continue reading

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At Tea`Time

   She sat at the window staring out at the falling rain    in her hand a tea`cup    the tea long gone cold remembering her childhood    the white cotton dress    with tiny flower`print it was the day of … Continue reading

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My Gift to You

My gift to you is this bundle of words stitched together with thread so fine you’ll not see it Some words will simply float on air feathers off some snow`goose flying south for winter Other words will come with velocity … Continue reading

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At Year’s End

Like a cruise ship the year near’s home`port The passengers now on sea`legs scramble to pay the purser for their bar tabs To tip cabin`staff for the services rendered And when passing a first officer tip a figurative hat to … Continue reading

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On the Day After

A light dusting of snow    covers the forest floor    Here and there stumps       of fir trees stand sawn    amid the tell`tale signs    of the coarse cut dust left by the tree`cutters Tossed on … Continue reading

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Blessed Christmas

To each of you who read my verse I would like to be the very first To offer you the finest reason To celebrate this Christmas Season “For unto you is born this day  in the City of David a Savior … Continue reading

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On Christmas Eve

At times a truce is peace not for the long term but at least for the moment not in the everywhere but at least here and now Who knows why we fight our way through life Something deep in our … Continue reading

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On Christmas Lights

Were the lights of progress all turned off in skyscraper to trailer`park on city street and thoroughfare in kitchen chimney roof`top and relit tomorrow eve at 10 o’clock The bright would pale compared to that single solitary flame kindled in … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

The tide of the daylight has turned overnight The last of the old light has leaked out of the year The first of the new leaked in The consumer will not notice nor will it be of consequence But poets … Continue reading

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On Naming

They called him Mikey because like Michael Jordan he came into the world black & bald They hoped by age fourteen he too’d dunk the ball They called her Michelle because like Michelle Obama she was born beautiful long & … Continue reading

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On Christmas Gifts

As a young boy my Mama made me sit at the dinner table after supper was done and copy the Psalms out into a notebook word for word A tedious task for any ten year old By it I learned … Continue reading

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