Tag Archives: aging

On Aging

The river ever the same never the same flows on thru time seeking its level a pool a gorge a waterfall So the day ever the same never the same ticks on thru hours seeking its joys a task a … Continue reading

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On Feeding Birds

He sits on his bench humming old songs of Simon & Garfunkel but half a book`end all the tomes flown off                         fled birds The band on his hand … Continue reading

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On Grey Hair

The snow creeps slowly into scalp & beard one season to the other the summer’s sand autumn frost winter ice                      spring blossoms Wisdom isn’t measured by a wizened head an … Continue reading

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On Thoughts

Those thoughts passed thru my mind like whey thru cheese`cloth moonlight thru mist leaving shadows Whose outlines linger as tombstones in deteriorating grave`yards names without faces years scrubbed All I have left of all those thoughts thinking where they all … Continue reading

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On Prayer

It takes a child to believe in prayer it takes an old woman past the age of innocence as she purls & pebbles mumbled petitions into divine ears Prayer requires unselfconsciousness absent from those of us writing our lives as … Continue reading

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On Love

Love is as love does the flaw is in me not in what I can do so judge me not in my stone but love A cross has my name lay flowers there when I no longer do forget your … Continue reading

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On the Horizon

By standing on the horizon one can look back upon the sea of the past the swirl of generations lives done undone of one’s history tides running Peering west on the horizon one can look ahead upon the sea yet … Continue reading

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Finding Me

How you find me always depends on where you find me A man in a rocker always seems worn ready for his death A man in the forest always appears young expecting some birth Lord let me be found wandering … Continue reading

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Heaven Can Wait

The mast of an old ship floats thru the fog perhaps coming for me it’s how I would go invisible silent a mystery Finally all old souls await their death certain only its certainty not how or when dusk will … Continue reading

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Telling Time

Still the snows in the green fields wait to fly to the Yukon teaching goslings swimming ponds When I glanced last at a calendar I cannot now remember my time measured by rafts of geese And the humpies returning from … Continue reading

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All This Juice

My old bones creak of winter the clicks & clacks accompany motion as the percussionists accentuate rhythms in any Charles Ives martialed`march for two bands When I get up the big yellow lab thinks I’ve thrown sticks for a fetching … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Eleven

Along the road came the man lost bent on finding who he was and from where he walked as if asleep asking of strangers directions home The old`woman noticed his bracelet ‘If found return to me’ along with it an … Continue reading

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