Tag Archives: change

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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The Day After

As I await the dawn knowing it must bring with it a brand new day the rain washes the road running past the house causes car tires to sing carries yesterday away In the day’s first light the night shadows … Continue reading

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Holding On to Time

Ah that we could hold on to time Stave the flowing tide Guard these sand`castles of ours from washing from shore Naught but foam stays where we set our feet We can do nothing The unpicked grape hangs heavy on … Continue reading

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Late Summer Leaves

I hear them quarreling up there high in the trees Scrambling procrastinators packing up the summer house locking tight all the shutters against the autumn winds You shut off the water       while I turn off the breakers … Continue reading

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Whatever the Season

Enough is enough whatever the season    Winter frosts trees    and freezes the pipes    Spring’s plantings green    and with them the weeds    Summer’s fruit grows ripe    and with it wind`fall rots    Autumn’s leaves redden … Continue reading

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September

Already the colors deepen       green toward red       red toward amber Not as though we see the change       as though the change sees us

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