Category Archives: modern poetry

Afternoon Poem, September 22, 2014

    Out My Window   The early evening sunlight on this early autumn day Paints the green leaves golden and holds the night at bay.   The green leaves cling to branches as if their arms were strong and dance in … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, September 20, 2014

THE CASTLE (Authors Note: Most of the poems I’ve posted here are of recent vintage.  Some of them I have written just to have something to post on a particular day.  I love doing that.  I really don’t think the … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, September 10, 2014

The Quiet Rain   The quiet rain drifts like a dream over town It whispers on the streets Its billion tiny splashes lift an inch of mist above the dark pavement.   It soaks the soil persisting till it soothes … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, September 2, 2014

OREGON INLET, AUGUST, 2011   We stand on packed gravel by the marina In the hot afternoon And look east, down the wide inlet And to the horizon It is a perfect, unbroken line Between sky and sea Not a … Continue reading

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Evening Poem, August 29, 2014

Late Summer, Late Afternoon   The green trees The blue sky The red apples hanging The white cloud floating The crimson bloom The yellow leaf The white wall The silver fence All bright in the sun They’d all sweat if … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, August 27, 2014

Before the Fall   Last night I dreamed That you and I Were very young. And we knew each other then like we know each other now. We had everything. There was no one else in the world. But you … Continue reading

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Evening Poem, August 25, 2014

The Sound At Twilight   The sky is dull blue and the branches Still plush with leaves, darken I sit on the porch, tired of the day Waiting for that infernal mower next door To shut down Waiting for quiet, … Continue reading

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Back To School

You cannot get all there is All that is there for you All that you are supposed to get The romance and destiny that life has to offer By filling in forms By finding out just what the teacher wants … Continue reading

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The Characteristics Of Modern Poets #13

The modern poet works under the assumption that everyone before him has missed the mark, at least by a little.  Nonetheless, he is content, time and again, to say of his own work, “This is close enough.”   copyright 2014

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Morning Poem, August 19, 2014

In The Cool Of The Morning   In July there is more than just the heat of the day The sweaty, sticky, exhausting heat Look at those who rise early and walk in the long shade in the lingering breath … Continue reading

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