Category Archives: poetry

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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The Psalm for the Day

I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of … 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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The Psalm for the Day

Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God all my life long. Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in … 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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On Abstract Art

The painting does not inform imparts no wisdom provides no new data by which to choose change a course find direction                   In that the painting does not inform it has my … 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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