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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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Capturing Fire`Flies

The landscape of the poem is within the poet’s imagination ready as she is to dis` embark reality At any station along the train`route upon seeing an old tree whose tangling limbs tell a live story She’ll climb up into … Continue reading

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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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