Category Archives: poetry

On Language

For years I have fished one great river beached the boat along its shore seeing signs of bears of bucks on the beach there for a drink of quenching water amid wasteland sage & thistle sandstone For years I have … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O LORD. How precious is your … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver

Her gift snapshots of moments in ordinary life her books albums of images here & then gone her poems her gifts Her love of nature fine details of our Garden with its creatures sacred lexicon of one alive who lived … Continue reading

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Hard Lessons

Some lessons are hard to learn What man has not fallen into the ditch of his own dull habit just to find demons dressed as angels It’s hard to learn some lessons Watch the ant who at the edge of … Continue reading

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In the Sun`Light

There’s a place between islands where one can sail between the fogs aport/starboard                         There where old trees grasp at the mists which clasp to them each loathe to … Continue reading

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River`Song

The river sings as it winds its way thru the coulee You say it’s just the wind But I say it is the water as the boat drifts on currents Beneath us a sturgeon moans harmony with a walleye as … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name; worship the LORD in holy splendor. The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God … Continue reading

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The Box

I’ve a box in the closet to keep the past old letters written returned unopened addresses unknown pictures of old friends gone to fading sepia of names forgotten And now & again I’ll look inside in search of who I … Continue reading

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The Winter Garden

The winter garden sleeps beneath its straw in rows of things gone bare where only worms work they but in the dark Turning the compost into the spring’s rich soil in circles of things now gone for new rows yet … Continue reading

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The Old Poet

The old poet works at his play plays at his work writing songs writing songs sung out of tune tone out of sync with the times with the times filled with fears feared by a fool with`out birds “The winter … Continue reading

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A Winter Day

By familiarity the eye misses all that is obvious sighted we don’t see the roiling clouds riding the wind a winter day Shut the eye the ear listens to what is hidden blind we aren’t deaf the crushing wave crashing … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king’s son. May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness. May … Continue reading

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