Monthly Archives: November 2017

On Great Men

They were great men once geniuses of a sort who opened the arts to brave new ideas by way of their creativity Their fame brought power unbridled in a way in their imaginations they came to think of themselves as … Continue reading

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On November

November is not the time for gentle breezes but gale`force winds which bend alders flush the debris of summer Already the pale branch reappears purged now of all its glories stark`naked again as bare it began in winter We will … Continue reading

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Fresh Line

The lines of the times are all snarled the social reels gone bird`nests in twists loops naughty knots A fisherman can’t fish but sits for an hour in untangling the untanglable before giving up to chop the nest out start … Continue reading

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Sabbath Poem

  A hard wind is blowing in off the Saratoga Passage before first light this morning I cannot see the bending trees but hear them groan neither can I feel the hard rain I merely see it splash against the … Continue reading

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On Finding Home

Growing up our children lived in a log`house I built out of Montana cedars they thought it home for all those years growing up Growing old we now visit them in homes of their own constructed not of cedar but … Continue reading

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On Gratitude

Gratitude has a short shelf`life yesterday’s appreciations are like stones tossed onto water Ingratitude on the other hand has a very long memory like a thrown stick it won’t sink Gratitude even if unspoken emanates from the heart and by … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day

As always there are those home for the Feast there are those still AWOL The family is a peculiar thing the magnet at once attracts  & repels the filings She comes to pull the scab off the old wound just … Continue reading

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On Congress

The jar of Congress is full of nails bent at a point ever to bend there again useless A knot in the grain is all it takes any knot’ll do tap the nail or drive it it bends Do not … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

The flower says thank you to the sun & rain in its gorgeous blooming The river says thank you to the mountains in its measured flowing The tree says thank you to Mother Earth in its generous nestings The whale … Continue reading

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An Apple Tale

I was once but the bud on a bare limb of a winter tree gone unnoticed til in the spring I opened into the blossom so admired I was once the blossom on a rich limb of a spring tree … Continue reading

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Turbulent Times

We’re living in turbulent times the tides of change push us to the edges of our comfort zones the sands give way under our footing afraid we retreat to our tents to our tribe where roots still run deep & … Continue reading

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Strangers

We have become strangers to the land our ears dulled to the voices of the flowing rivers the weeping trees We have become strangers in the land our eyes closed to the plight of the dispossessed the faceless poor We … Continue reading

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