Category Archives: modern poetry

Review of In The Forest of The Night

Pam Tessnear rated a book 4 of 5 stars In the Forest of the Night by Larry Ellis Here is a friendly and I think insightful review of my book copied here from Goodreads.  You can still download it for … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, December 15, 2014

    Christmas Eve   Christmas is night dark and silent. The silence in the stable then the darkness broken by a flickering torch. The silence now in the suburban streets the darkness broken by twinkling, electric lights Every car … Continue reading

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Sharing a Secret

I’ve been listening to rock and roll all of my life.  Started with the Beach Boys and Beatles, way, way back when.  I like the fast stuff – Steve Miller, Derek and The Dominos, Allman Brothers, you name it. But, … Continue reading

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End of The Day

Where does the day go? I started with such plans such resolution and, yes, even the dreaded cliche: “goals.” But what happens? As Summer Finn so aptly put it: “life.” What if someday I’ll see it all in reverse: “Here … Continue reading

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Twenty Minutes

Only twenty minutes Till the ride comes and the day starts and I am immersed in the flow of a thousand things one of which might really matter. . Twenty minutes to be alone and to think about what does … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, October 3, 2014

Trimming the Tree   The bowsaw blade is tight in its frame Like a piano wire, it quivers when touched. I run the blade lightly over the arc of the maple branch Shush, it whispers, and makes a new line. … Continue reading

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afternoon poem, september 30, 2014

Why don’t you do something good for your soul? Get down to the water and give up control   The angels above you are singing a song Why don’t you start dancing or just sing along?

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Evening Poem, September 28, 2014

I like Autumn evenings Long, pink sunsets Breezes blowing from warm to cool Skies clear enough to promise starry nights Pumpkins on porches First smell of woodsmoke carries me away.   Time for jeans and long sleeves long walks and … Continue reading

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Five O’Clock

I look up from the screen And notice the absence of sound No printers running No clicking keyboards No footfalls on the hall carpet No bits of conversation filtering from other rooms Outside, traffic is thick again Moving only when … Continue reading

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Seven A. M.

When the last breath of fog lingers still in the air and the sun starts to brighten the land everywhere I want the clock to be stopped and the mountains to stare.     copyright 2014

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