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There Is a Rage

There is a rage in the autumn air born out of injustice as much as of fear the truth will out The truth`tellers far too long silent stifled by dark shame are naming names of their abusers Power`brokers with privilege … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Two

Along the road came the dreamer out`sider looking`in at in`siders looking`out confused by the sign at the city’s limits welcome home! She said to me I am a transplant in the culture`garden a beauty to touch`taste up`rooted for turnips tossed … Continue reading

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The Village

Above the bridge the two streams meet and at their confluence a water`wheel churns under an old mill Up from the mill against the foot`hills stands a tidy old village spring white`washed down to footings Along the lanes tow`headed children … Continue reading

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On Naming

To him they were simply birds songbirds perhaps To her they were always more finch wren towhee To Jim they were specifically Meg Sally Big Blue A name is the gift we bestow on those we love

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On Great Men

They were great men once geniuses of a sort who opened the arts to brave new ideas by way of their creativity Their fame brought power unbridled in a way in their imaginations they came to think of themselves as … Continue reading

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Have We Come to This?

Have we come to this? By chance or by choice far from where we started modernity has caught us up like fallen autumn foleage carried us off in its flow We have come to this! Once we were believers we … Continue reading

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On Things Too Small

We have tamed       the wild bird    and in the taming       stolen away her wild song We have paid       the prophet    and in the purchase       emasculated his … Continue reading

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