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Fading Glory

Already the daffodil begins to fade yesterday stout in splendor bright too soon gone brown and today we tout these tulips’ lips so scandalous blood`red so bred `til irises raise heads of sappy beards to capture the eye of tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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Spring

This the season hidden things emerge from life’s hidden places Love from the cold hearts Dexterity from old hands Mercy from out anger Peace from war Graces bloom in places all forgotten amid our winter miseries as human juices again … Continue reading

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Spring`Training

The season comes sputtering out of the western sea a mad woman who lisps here the soft genteel smile there the hard hale`showers on the frigid April breezes aimed up`ward to peaks never free of the snow that still constitute … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twenty`Eight

By the fire`light the young poet stood to recite his modest ballad a lamentation of love grown cold an imprecation on the lust of the insatiable`self of glory defiled His words woven of careful`spun thread into his tapestry of anguish … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twenty

Along the road came a handy`man lumber on his back saw hammer in hand his blue`print bold to rebuild a world out of wreckage From survivors came apprentices searching meaning vocations that matter in caring community healing brokenness of body … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Four

Along the road I met the activist covered head`to`toe in ribbons for his cause his mouth a machine` gun spitting cliches to save the earth Militant`minds are sheer mysteries turning on the lathes of our society’s troubles protests the vocation … Continue reading

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The Moments

The moments are dripping out of the spent year like coffee thru spent grounds    drip drip drip The last drops going tepid pale compared to the steaming crema first streaming    drip drip drip All that is Is all … Continue reading

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Grace’s Best

During the night autumn turned winter for the few hours it took to blanket our Island in a coat of pearl It’s beautiful again like winter is beautiful when the white world goes colorful with blossom in a February thaw … Continue reading

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The Wheel [A Sabbath Poem]

The wheel is meant for rolling Its spokes tuned like strings of a classical violin for music Hub to rim the spokes integrate the wheel’s power`potential multiply its strength Axle to tire The peddle propels the chain drives the gear … Continue reading

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A Running`Tide

They say a tide runs but I wonder where it goes when it lopes off to the west leaving behind kelp in the sand mussels on rocks for the sea`gulls to peck`over in frenzied feasts sandy bubbles for clammers to … Continue reading

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Staying Put

“In the Lord I take refuge! How can you say to me,       ‘Flee like a bird to the mountains!’ Look, the wicked bend the bow, they have fitted their arrow to the string, to shoot in the … Continue reading

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Seven Haiku: November

i. the big yellow rat feeding at the bird feeder thinks he is a finch ii. in the trick mirror the ape gives us a big smile says i am your friend iii. the northern snow geese fly south for … Continue reading

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