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The Spinner

She spins soft fibers into yarn feeding wool to spindle What is weak when un`spun strengthens in spinning Strength when plied makes love Two strands turning to each other Tightly spun tension loosed now not by spindle but nature What … Continue reading

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The Wild`Flower

Between the sheaves of my poems a wild`flower is perfectly pressed an icon from a day we wandered the meadows by a stream its name but clear the salmon bright jewels in sun`shine swimming for home “Written words give us not … Continue reading

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Small`Talk

When all is said all is done what is love but small`talk back`n`forth little things tiring to others & yet to lovers true & fair breadcrumbs of a day’s loaf nourishment for silences of peace no fear “Convergence of two … Continue reading

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Into the Wind

Nothing is ever built without sacrifice       in nation       in community       in family without suffering we can’t know wholeness Resistance is the friend of all true affection       in marriage … Continue reading

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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 Loving

You asked me about apples and I said granny`smiths make the best pies if you like tart but for eating nothing can beat the sweet honey`crisp for sheer crunch and for flavor So I asked you about apples and you … Continue reading

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In the Vernacular

The noble things men said in the past must be put in vernacular so that those of the present can perceive their nobility so those of the future can conceive hope Love one another! the Man commanded the words no … Continue reading

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On Love

One can love what he doesn’t understand Say God who is unfathomable by human thots and is known but by the heart But One will not ever understand the un`loved Say poetry which is written like light of a distant … Continue reading

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Windows of We

Living in the crowd we are too much alone intimidated by the noise of too many machines Reading people’s lips in the boistrous bars the fat roosters agawk at sight of legs & breasts stalking for laying hens plumped for … Continue reading

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On Fatherhood

She was my wife who became their mother when I became their father a fine brother & fine sister I was a husband Til the years fled snow`flake to wild`flower sweet`fruit to October`leaf snap`shots in scrap`books stream out to sea … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up;     you discern my thoughts from far away. You search out my path and my lying down,     … Continue reading

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On Dreaming

I awaken before dawn knowing the hour by the birds in the lilac beside the window sweet`scented soft`songs I listen for his foot`fall Hound of Heaven who haunts my dreams fiery`eyed & fierce who pursues all loses none “Each time … Continue reading

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