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Hard Lessons

Some lessons are hard to learn What man has not fallen into the ditch of his own dull habit just to find demons dressed as angels It’s hard to learn some lessons Watch the ant who at the edge of … Continue reading

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In the Sun`Light

There’s a place between islands where one can sail between the fogs aport/starboard                         There where old trees grasp at the mists which clasp to them each loathe to … Continue reading

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River`Song

The river sings as it winds its way thru the coulee You say it’s just the wind But I say it is the water as the boat drifts on currents Beneath us a sturgeon moans harmony with a walleye as … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name; worship the LORD in holy splendor. The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God … Continue reading

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The Box

I’ve a box in the closet to keep the past old letters written returned unopened addresses unknown pictures of old friends gone to fading sepia of names forgotten And now & again I’ll look inside in search of who I … Continue reading

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The Winter Garden

The winter garden sleeps beneath its straw in rows of things gone bare where only worms work they but in the dark Turning the compost into the spring’s rich soil in circles of things now gone for new rows yet … Continue reading

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The Old Poet

The old poet works at his play plays at his work writing songs writing songs sung out of tune tone out of sync with the times with the times filled with fears feared by a fool with`out birds “The winter … Continue reading

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A Winter Day

By familiarity the eye misses all that is obvious sighted we don’t see the roiling clouds riding the wind a winter day Shut the eye the ear listens to what is hidden blind we aren’t deaf the crushing wave crashing … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king’s son. May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness. May … Continue reading

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The Ovenbird

The things we learn as kids we keep all life`long          chewk chewk chewk The things we learn if aged we forget in minutes          chewk chewk chewk Just think about it it all … Continue reading

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At Seventy`Five

At seventy`five the world feels different than it seemed at sixty`three I was young back then ready to fight back against a bad heart I gave it up [the fight] and began to sing ever since I’m just fine “The … Continue reading

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January Afternoon

Come sit with me and tell me some tale in the January after`noon Let it be for us a field of play upon which we wage wits You in your white hat and I in my black Come catch me … Continue reading

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