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On Silences

Lying atop the sheets on a warm summer night sleep is the far`off train`whistle haunting the dark silence thru an open window The Island is as quiet as a cathedral’s sanctuary the flames of the votive candles heard licking stained … Continue reading

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On Optics

We see each other thru windows vision skewed by flaws in glass once grains of sand The eye will distort grief to grace or scar to beauty filtered thru the optics of love The eye transforms hand to fist or … Continue reading

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Finding Me

How you find me always depends on where you find me A man in a rocker always seems worn ready for his death A man in the forest always appears young expecting some birth Lord let me be found wandering … Continue reading

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A Sabbath Poem

“For we are fallen like trees, our peace Broken, and so we must Love where we cannot trust, Trust where we cannot know, And must await the wayward-coming grace That joins living and dead, Taking us where we would not … Continue reading

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Young Poets

     For Jesse Rose She was lamenting the continuing aging of poet Wendell Berry grieving the triviality of all young poetry The natural poet with a still`life eye masters her metaphors the literary barista of espresso stands Adolescent hedonists lose … Continue reading

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