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On Seriousness

Ah, the Gift! To take Troubles with a grain of salt to weep at others’ pain to laugh at our own conscious the gift of resilience In childhood we expected Life to end at toothache worlds to stop turning for … Continue reading

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On Living

Some surrounded by beautiful art live stagnant lives frozen by fears of losing all Beauty Some throw open doors & windows inviting`in the light the salty`breezes the bird`song Grace Living is letting go of what owns us to receive that … Continue reading

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August Ends

August ends a drip from a hose long ago disconnected from its wall`faucet Well`run`dry The onions peel in their rows their pale orange skins browning in a sun Beach`bums Bumble`bees crawl over the last of the summer lavender fragrant to … Continue reading

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A Running`Tide

They say a tide runs but I wonder where it goes when it lopes off to the west leaving behind kelp in the sand mussels on rocks for the sea`gulls to peck`over in frenzied feasts sandy bubbles for clammers to … Continue reading

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Blueberries

Blueberries hang like fat little ornaments on the bright green shrubs reminding me of Christmas after 48 years of gathering sleighs & bells & angels each with a story It is a good thing they do not ripen all at … Continue reading

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Ultra`Sound

Lying bare`chested on my back on a gurney in a small room in Imagery a technician squeezes gel onto my warm belly I stare at the ceiling covered with snap`shots of Hawaiian beach scenes surf`boards & outriggers old turtles & … Continue reading

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The Old Watch

Once we told the time by hands on the clock big hand & little hand in the tiny circle seconds The days on our calendars full of appointments in hourly increments business lunches prospects The watch would wind itself so … Continue reading

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Tomato`Time

The spring garden has all gone to seed the garden boxes where row`on`row of potatoes greened and blossomed where peas climbed up the tall trellises And the cauliflower sheltered their heads with elephant`ear leaves beside the bolted spinach beside the … Continue reading

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Summer`Drift

A solitary monarch butterfly landed on the tip of my rod a frequent perch in summer for the lacy blue dragonflies frequenting the coulee`basin where the river stacks up on a dam the deep water churning in giant whirlpools bending … 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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The First Hour

Is there an hour finer than the first hour of the day? It comes a little later each morning this time of year Holds just a bite of autumn to come dew on the grass But its silences are full … Continue reading

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Sabbath Rain

Large rain`drops fall into the July dust making small explosions of grit into humid air leave tiny craters where they fall no sooner begun than done A summertime tease or the divine reminder fall will return grass go green again … Continue reading

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