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The Words We Write

The words which we write are our photographs each one an image on film or crude set of pixels and printed out to capture    some moment       some thought    some memory If they fail to evoke … Continue reading

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Homeland

Was a time we learned words attached words to images to help us not forget things the subtle shades of the sea on a bright summer’s day going deathly gray in the gale Every shade with its own color every … Continue reading

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In Memory of Paul F. Lenzi

“We travelers, walking to the sun, can’t see Ahead, but looking back the very light That blinded us shows us the way we came, Along which blessings now appear, risen As if from sightlessness to sight, and we, By blessing … 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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On Poets

He writes          jingles for Hallmark          drives Mercedes She writes          elegies for prisoners          travels by subway His poems          recycle back into … Continue reading

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For Priests & Poets

For priests & poets who hide behind words of metaphor dogma simile fat as tree`plucked fruit ever ripe for picking Let us to the streets to walk among real men chew on kernels of poverty drink the beer of despair … Continue reading

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Heaven Can Wait

The mast of an old ship floats thru the fog perhaps coming for me it’s how I would go invisible silent a mystery Finally all old souls await their death certain only its certainty not how or when dusk will … Continue reading

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The Spring Garden

The spring garden lies buried in the soil where last autumn roots spread winter`bound `til tender broken `til tender broken and gentle sifted with rich remnants of history of animal & vegetable `til careful planted `til careful planted with the … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Twenty`Eight

By the fire`light the young poet stood to recite his modest ballad a lamentation of love grown cold an imprecation on the lust of the insatiable`self of glory defiled His words woven of careful`spun thread into his tapestry of anguish … 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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On Masks

Was a time before you knew my name you recognized my face – you know – the one beneath this mask We were innocent then and lovely still with chins unscarred by the razors of failure of disappointment Lives lay … Continue reading

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On Humming

The lyrics of our songs fade with time the melodies still linger Triggered by the wind in the fir trees by sun`light on water Our words are but letters the music`made will flow on if we but hum “Whatever you choose … Continue reading

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