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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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Talking`Heads

The talking`heads squeeze the juices from the year finding that the mead is but bitter as their news feeds on the crises of the world’s shreds The earth’s good news like the fragrance of an orange dissipates in the mists … Continue reading

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The Poet Remembers

Beware the lies the politician tells he plies truth’s wire to suit his own image a snake in Paradise bent for bending the brittle facts Truth is glass that won’t bend once it’s come out regardless its spin`age words tree`carved … 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 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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On Distraction

Try as I might I cannot concentrate on what the kind father says in this morning’s gospel homily as the sunlight streams thru the faceted windows plays my mind like the fingers of the graceful gypsy I saw on some … 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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Capturing Fire`Flies

The landscape of the poem is within the poet’s imagination ready as she is to dis` embark reality At any station along the train`route upon seeing an old tree whose tangling limbs tell a live story She’ll climb up into … Continue reading

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Poet as Picker

The poet is a picker rummaging thru the barn of a farmer too stubborn to die his Depression expression Fix it or do without We pore over words like tinkerers poking thru nuts in old MJB coffee`tins for one that … Continue reading

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The Poet’s Flagon

Daily the poet carries his flagon of water up the hill to his house so that in the heat of the day he’ll have water to drink and as he’s walking words like stones rattle around in his dry mouth … Continue reading

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