Category Archives: free verse

The Paper Boat

The paper boat caroms leaf to twig cove against bolder on down the stream its destination the sea upon whose shoreline the inky confessions will get scrubbed by the tumbling sands or slowly polished a treasure map The boy who … Continue reading

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Autumn Soliloquy

              The wind is up in the alder trees unsettling the leaves slowly going to amber with eviction notices peeling away one after the other In the fir tree the needles sing some song … Continue reading

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On Mercy & Grace

The ceiling didn’t fall down on me and I gave it no thought the floor`boards trembled but the foundations held it didn’t cross my mind to thank God The wheels didn’t come off the car as I raced down the … Continue reading

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In the Vernacular

The noble things men said in the past must be put in vernacular so that those of the present can perceive their nobility so those of the future can conceive hope Love one another! the Man commanded the words no … Continue reading

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The Fisherman

A fisherman sits in his boat silently considers unfathomable water while a dragonfly nods on the eye of his tall rod Monofilament ties one mystery to another   What he is not able to see to what he has no need … Continue reading

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On True Religion

Within us the Kingdom of God awaits invisible by day meteors at dark clad by clouds swirling thru our dreams To do love is better than to feel beloved to broker peace nobler than just avoiding a war to show … Continue reading

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Impending Crisis

A storm hangs dark over the land the sky is black though it is day the air weighs as if water on sand We wait breathless as the beams groan below us lightning sheets surround us as if anger of … Continue reading

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Slowly Now

Slowly now ever so slowly we begin to fade sepia`photographs the edges frayed thumb prints of children We are now but memories of those we were careful edited clips riding sunbeams in our rockers of autumn Slowly now ever so … Continue reading

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Labor Day: A Reverie

Was a time we worked in sweat a time we punched clocks drew our Friday pay`checks stopped at a bar for beers with the union`boys headed home to mow grass build the play`house for the kids out in the yard … Continue reading

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On Wisdom & Folly

                                     Dan Dridge Davis                                      dandridgeart.com … Continue reading

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September Garden

                     Patrick Heron                   piano-nobile.com The garden so recently verdant with flower & fruit retreats to earth a day at a time Bare … Continue reading

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Disaster Relief

Like the river swollen at flood will level its levies turn cars into boats ropes into ladders families into fish hours eternity                                    so … Continue reading

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