Tag Archives: environment

On Imagination

It is October still the earth burns The couple stands ankle`deep in charred remains dreams’ ashes Wind & fire are our hurricanes if we live in the parched West trees large & small but kindling Catastrophes crush some people leaving … Continue reading

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Rain`Dance

Like primitives we pray for rains not for the greening of the crops but for cleansing the skies of acrid smoke The lungs ache from the weight of scorched forests even as hearts ache for the creatures being cremated Driven … Continue reading

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Wild`Fire

Already the Land sun`scorched awaits a spark a careless match lightning strike cigarette butt a careless firework Even so the People grown brittle with conflicts in their politics kindle in piles at their limits to explode at a word Gradually … Continue reading

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We Are Guests

“O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill? Those who walk blamelessly and do right, who speak the truth from the heart . . .” ~Psalm 15:1-2 If I stay as a guest … Continue reading

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On the Day After

A light dusting of snow    covers the forest floor    Here and there stumps       of fir trees stand sawn    amid the tell`tale signs    of the coarse cut dust left by the tree`cutters Tossed on … Continue reading

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The Ornament

As seen from space this earth appears to be a gorgeous tree ornament meant to be hung at Yuletide upon the boughs of a perfect fir as if on the Orvis Christmas catalog But within it’s cracking at its seams … Continue reading

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Painting the World

   If I were painting the world I would paint the woods blue for there’s no green green enough to capture the texture of trees in the ever`failing light of dusk I’d paint the deep blue sea an aqua` green … Continue reading

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