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On Patterns in Time

I look for patterns the way stones wash along the shore coarse`polished by the tides in time A stone holds grain not unlike wood telling of the mountain moved by glacier down to sea in time A leaf is patterned … Continue reading

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To the Editor

Once again I’ve sent memories of yesterday to my editor who’s blue`penciled my account She works up there somewhere in the left`frontal`cortex in an office without any windows Which is sad as the only bird heard singing there is the … Continue reading

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The Maple Leaf

I opened the cupboard expecting to find a can of clam`chowder And there it was right where I’d put it I lifted a maple leaf expecting to find a poem writ on its under `side celebrating the autumn foliage I … Continue reading

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The Conundrum

The old brain like a fine Swiss grows large holes It’s where the scent of fermentation hides lingers thru curing My thoughts fall into those holes effervescing Therein lies my conundrum Like a fine Swiss the fragrance held within the … Continue reading

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With a Word

“The voice of the Lord is over the waters;       the God of glory thunders,  The voice of the Lord is powerful;       the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.  The Lord sits enthroned … Continue reading

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December Muse

Strange to feel drought in the middle of December with the water`table so high and two inches of fresh snow fallen during the endless night still no sooner will my words open than I see them wither born as they … Continue reading

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On Writing Poetry

No telling what might prompt a poem    A bit from the morning news    A line from one poet or another    A hoot in the middle of night Poems need a prompt No telling what No telling where … Continue reading

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On Creativity

What is true learning but the firing of kindling A match set to the arid brush of what we call education Facts without fiction The theory of flight taught in flight`school is a far cry from the art of flying … Continue reading

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On Writing

I want to write words which sparkle Sea`washed stones in afternoon sunshine Which lie lazily on beds of green kelp I want to write words which carve Blue glacial`ice pushing the hard moraine Ice which cracks thunder when it falls … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Solitude

Not only the old       are old Nor only the young       young Buried beneath age       a heart beats And with the beat       a spirit stirs Strike up any tune … Continue reading

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Shining Moments

The poet’s gift is not in her hand clutching her pencil nor her brain guiding her colorful strokes nor in her spirit so moved to sing The poet’s gift is her observation her eye with which she sees now & … Continue reading

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Creating Worlds

Take me somewhere with your words spun like spiders’ webs over` night in places I might pass Catch me if you can by surprise with images woven in your heart Tell me of something makes your heart stop for sheer … Continue reading

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