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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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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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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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Winter Conversation

She flew in from a pine tree where she’d been worrying a cone for its nuts I’d just put some bird`seed out into the feeder after a long week of icy frost Long winter! she said alighting on the deck`railing … Continue reading

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Out in the Woods

Out in the woods the faint foot`falls of a creature`choir follow me as I walk among the hemlocks when I turn to look nothing but silence the strands of wila waft in the breeze On the soft moss of the … Continue reading

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On Reading

In your book between the pages in the creases crumbs of last night’s cookies witness my progress in your story I’ll never sell a tale so calorie`rich marred but by a snack at mid`night as I read but when I … Continue reading

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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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Unattended Moments

Sometimes a thought flies into my mind from where I have no idea it simply catches there like a big silver salmon caught by its gills in a gill`net No sense of a past No sense of future It matters … Continue reading

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On Tiny Feet

I am awakened in the December night by what sounds like a family of raccoons dancing on my roof Merely the music is missing to the rat`a`tat`tat`tat of their tiny feet I listen for awhile considering the graces of what … Continue reading

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On Seeing God

For the child the imagination is God’s great gift second only to breath A window through which his world makes sense For the child the sciences are wordy speculations useless complications confusing his sight tongue`twisting his thoughts And for what? … Continue reading

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On Story`Tellers

The preacher is no storyteller Oh he has all the facts right He simply doesn’t believe the story hence no one believes him He’s a manager of the Book The Gospels do not manage well Their stories are a lit … Continue reading

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On Voting the Dream

Now when politicians grasp at threads opponents’ proud mantles to unravel Tell half`truths half`truths to uncover opponents’ base characters to reveal Now when electorates no longer think follow fools fools themselves to show Devour platitudes in place of policies while … Continue reading

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