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Country Song

I walked down main street yesterday All the stores are gone away Boarded windows, bolted doors It isn’t what it was before ‘Cause once upon a time this place Was filled with God’s amazing grace . . People used to … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, July 9, 2019

. Think of them now, as you look out onto the grass and sky All of them.  Millions.  In cars headed into cities, into buildings, into cubicles This is where all of it has led? But this summer day, when … Continue reading

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Planting Tomatoes: A Father’s Day Meditation

West Virginia may be “almost heaven,” but it is neither grand or exotic.  We’ve got mountains, but they are not the snow-covered, breath-taking kind.  You don’t need ropes and axes to climb them.  We have no coastline, no surf.  What … Continue reading

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afternoon poem #2, June 8, 2019

The trees sway like tall dancers Bent with heavy foliage Their music the breeze Hiding nests and vines In their shady bosoms Alive now, only for weeks

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afternoon poem, june 8, 2019

Somewhere an artifact of that night A ticket stub, maybe Would you have thrown it from the window Of that borrowed car We thought that the scriptures were written On the road before us, on the windshield In a thousand … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Antonia, by Willa Cather

C. S. Lewis wrote that a reader should read two old books for every one new book she reads.   This discipline, he thought, would help to reduce “chronological snobbery:” the idea that the present status quo is the best it … Continue reading

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Morning Post, June 7, 2019

I hear the neighbor’s tires slash through the water standing in the low spots in the road and, as he passes close by my porch, the rhythmic pump of his windshield wipers.  The rain is slow and steady and lays … Continue reading

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Morning Poem #2, June 6, 2019

You walk along in this sea of summer green And think all is normal That all has been homogenized in this Expanse of suburban lawn And then you see it Some flower, loud as a scream, Singing the color of … Continue reading

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Afternoon Poem #4, June 5, 2019

Listen to the whisper of the breeze Light as this spring day Not reverent, but playful and flirtatious Telling of some day not too long ago When lovers met, not far away

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Afternoon Poem #3, June 5, 2019

The compound leaves of the walnut and the wild cherry Spread out like open hands And they droop in the generous Spring sunlight Lifting and shimmering with the light wind As if to some bossa nova Or the rhythm of … Continue reading

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