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poem of the day, October 24, 2015

. Not far beneath the mulch and manicure This place bears the marks of three generations past. Here and there, houses with slate roofs That no one here could afford to replace Wrought-iron gates and fragments of fences Standing alone, … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On Poetry

Some of my friends don’t like poetry. These guys are neither dull nor unsophisticated. They read widely, some of them, and I find their tastes in prose pretty comparable to my own. More than once I have tried a book … Continue reading

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winter cancelled – full article

In a joint federal-state policy issued this afternoon, it was announced that winter in West Virginia will be cancelled for 2015.  “I don’t want people thinking there aren’t going to be problems and glitches with this,” said Walt Davis, who … Continue reading

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What A Head Cold Taught Me About Writing

  One of my favorite websites is that of Father Ronald Rolheiser.  He’s Catholic, obviously, and I am not (Baptist, myself).  But I feel so at home with him.  There’s very little he says that I disagree with and so … Continue reading

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Here’s What I’m Thinking

It’s been great fun putting up poems  and prose paragraphs day after day.  It’s a lot more fun when I get good feedback – “likes” and comments.  I guess this whole blogging game is a bit too random to expect … Continue reading

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New Short Story

Just written by Joseph E. Bird.  It’s a great story and you get the whole thing in one piece.  Here’s the link:  http://labeak53.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/joseph-e-bird/

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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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Confidence

Confidence What would confidence do for you? What if you were sure that your ideas were good ones? That they were not the same, old things That everyone already knows?   What if all that thinking All that reading All … Continue reading

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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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Morning Poem, August 18, 2014

Late Night   Sleepless at one-thirty I rise and open a window for a draught of real air. It is silent outside, I’ve outlasted even the crickets and cicadas. Street lamps, one near and one far make crosses of light … Continue reading

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