Category Archives: free verse

On Learning

The Masters wanted the solutions found in their syllabi Such was the wisdom found in my learning to think as they thot The Masters The Students sought for questions found in blank pages The fall of the osprey out of … Continue reading

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Winter`Thaw

The snow is gone except for a few piles of besmirched dreams left by the snow`plow side of the street Such is heaven a winter wonderland following the blizzard then after a few days a prison camp Was it the … Continue reading

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Heart`Wood

The years carve away the shells of who we were but to reveal who we are becoming much as The lathe carves away rings around the heartwood but to reveal its marbling & its knots “Most people don’t grow up. … Continue reading

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Winter`Thaw

The wind from the sea mitigates the cold melts the icy snow of a February old short`month too long For seas while woolly moderate the wild of the glaciers high in the winter`child house`found too long The bulb of the … Continue reading

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The Three Graces

One Grace walks behind as I go my way raking foot`prints where I strayed from my path so careless One Grace works ahead as I plow rows removing stones marking a line for a furrow so careful One Grace stands … Continue reading

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Of Better Times

Was a time we felt the others` best good for us as well to see them fed was our fill This a time we fear the others` worst bad for us as well to see them free is our bane … Continue reading

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Sirens’ Songs

It’s in February when snowed`in the world iced`up in the awful storm the old man hears the songs of seas old poets sang It’s in a cannot that a man must to will winter out hone his dull hook replenish … Continue reading

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On Legacies

A foot of snow covers all this Island it is a world transformed still it snows on the pond foot`prints gone to ice a heron’s legacy “At dusk the gray heron flies home among the trees and then is hidden … Continue reading

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On Human Nature

The radicals who marched once for peace are now bankers fatal`bit by the bug of the big bucks who now fund factories for  gun makers Such is sin! a slight sting from a serpent offering an apple always brings death … Continue reading

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On Drum`Beats

What is it makes me think yesterday was better than tomorrow might be except the deafness of the oligarchs who lead us Not to hear the thundering of one’s own heart racing to its greedy grave all for bigger barns … Continue reading

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On Power

The state of the union a study in shades of black and white as of chess`men on the fields of battle The king of the black trolls the white queen at his back as pawns cheer his ignorant boasting The … Continue reading

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On Dreamers

Old men dream of youth as boys dream of age each dream a fantasy wrapped in myth with yarn The boy dreams a soldier in a fox`hole of glory an old man the dandy among his lovers long lost A … Continue reading

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