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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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On Resurrection

It has taken awhile to understand my own aging The first half of my life dominated as it was by learning mastering my vocation My mind obsessed in wrapping itself around the Truth by which my machine humming made profit … Continue reading

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The Wheel [A Sabbath Poem]

The wheel is meant for rolling Its spokes tuned like strings of a classical violin for music Hub to rim the spokes integrate the wheel’s power`potential multiply its strength Axle to tire The peddle propels the chain drives the gear … 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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Old Friends

He has his truth and I have mine Here we’ve come to our conclusions We no longer talk of right or wrong Agreeing that talk is not productive Simply up`sets us wounds the peace Started with religion moved on to … 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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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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On War

We Americans love a good war It seems foisting a little revolution in the global arena is part of our DNA The Big Stick gets big budget bucks as the Soft Voice goes begging in our budgeting We were born … Continue reading

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Sabbath Rest

In the shade of life’s tree grown so old so tall by way of the years Sabbath rest In the canopy the bird trills melodies of grace of peace the world beyond gone away for a day

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The Night

The night is as the sea it swallows the light in shadows stretches moments into sleepless hours We sink into its deeps the kelp reaches out entangling our feet in memory’s vines  we cannot escape neither can we fall nor rise

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