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The Package

The package arrives at the rooster`crow to snatch me from  a dark labyrinth which had no exit with the door`slam of an angry cell door The courier has flown so what’s to be done except to pick it up careful … Continue reading

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Omedeto Gozaimasu

“New year’s Day everything is in blossom! I feel about average” ~ Issa i. the evergreen tree still heavy with ornaments sits dark with no lights ii. the chickadees bathe in the birdbath of wild grains leave tracks in the … Continue reading

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Stories

Our best stories live in forests not our own In them we inhabit creatures beyond all but imagination Such is their gift In our own house the walls & doors define what adventures we may find In the forest light … Continue reading

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This Old House

This house I’ve lived in for 75 years is beginning to fall apart mossy`roof noisy`floor The attic cob`webs root`cellar musty`mold the wiring rat`bitten taps leak Yet still in the den a boy plays with words strung like stones on a … Continue reading

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Homeland

Was a time we learned words attached words to images to help us not forget things the subtle shades of the sea on a bright summer’s day going deathly gray in the gale Every shade with its own color every … Continue reading

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A Splendid Irony

We make of our lives what we will out of abundance we may master charity within our inadequacy we craft opulence what we will of our lives we make The art in our lives lies within us the heart can … Continue reading

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We Make Do

A handicap is really a gift she cannot see she hears colors he cannot hear he sees music we make do Knew a boy with`out legs was a wrestler he ran by heart strongest arms I’ve ever seen we make … Continue reading

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On the Light

The light slips through the open window a holy alleluia of grace It alights upon my face wrinkled by sleep a butterfly kiss of peace In waves soft bird`song surfs on its crests tickling my ear with joy The light … Continue reading

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On Writing Poetry

It begins a single word popped like a frog out of a window`box plopped like a rain`drop from a clear blue sky a fish out of water a single word attended It grows into a phrase pebbles on thread snatched … 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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Along the Road: Day Eight

Along the road there came the poet turning over every rock in his path just to see what was written under`neath of it he made a song to sing on his way Out of mere twigs he could build forests … Continue reading

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Learning Words

Words have history We learn them in a context frozen within our memory of simple times by some tale or tune Words hold mystery We speak them in a context like seed scattered in fertile earth within a garden growing … Continue reading

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