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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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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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At Year’s End

And so we’ve arrived where we began the 365 days spent each file closed and saved to a drive So what have we done with all the gifts? How carved the land where we walked building walls or doors “All … Continue reading

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A Poet’s Faith

A poet’s faith hangs not on reason as much as on inspiration One heart realizing the Other who tho unseen is known wherever love might open the door “Within the circles of our lives we dance the circles of the … Continue reading

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Winter Light

The light is leaking into the day gray on gray wintery way of saying solstice             as tho the night is not yet dark enough black on black the zen says amounts to perfection “Whatever … Continue reading

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Long Nights

Long nights are for dreamers who by daylight see nothing but in the dark see all what is really worth the seeing by the heart Up in a tree the saw`whet owl skiews an eerie song knowing the unknown by … Continue reading

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A Single Candle

From 3 leagues at sea a sailor can see the light of a single candle in a bay` window on a distant hill to welcome him home while starlight may fail to guide his skiff ashore that love’s light lit … 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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A Time of Grief and Loss

My Friends, The past week has been a difficult time on many fronts. For the nation a time of violence, escalating anger and frustration; for groups and individuals a time of fear and confusion; for me personally a time of grief and … Continue reading

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On Mercy & Grace

The ceiling didn’t fall down on me and I gave it no thought the floor`boards trembled but the foundations held it didn’t cross my mind to thank God The wheels didn’t come off the car as I raced down the … Continue reading

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The Fisherman

A fisherman sits in his boat silently considers unfathomable water while a dragonfly nods on the eye of his tall rod Monofilament ties one mystery to another   What he is not able to see to what he has no need … Continue reading

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At the Seams

We live in a time of divisions split at seams of community where we once put our hands to whip`saws to fell trees cut beams in unison We built the school for children a class`room to learn civics do democracy … Continue reading

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