Tag Archives: creative writing

Morning Poem, September 23, 2017

  When this land was forest Wolves roamed here, river and hill, under the moon When this land was farmland Horses, cattle and geese Lolled in pastures And chore-bound children took Early morning trips to the springs The first brick … Continue reading

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Reading As Hearing

    I wrote yesterday about Eudora Welty’s confession that every sentence she ever read she heard.  Even in her silent reading, the words sounded  in her mind as she scanned the page.  She assumed that all readers and writers … Continue reading

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Eudora Welty: Advice for Writers

  I have had the book for a long time.  Read it for the first time many years ago and picked it up again just the other night.  I remembered one or two bright and poignant scenes from my first … Continue reading

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One More Try

  I never felt comfortable with the last two lines of yesterday’s poem.  A better ending (I think) came to me last night.  Why don’t you give this one another read and see if you agree. . .      … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, May 16, 2017

On a morning in May you can walk bright and early Down the alley and lane where the grapevines are curling The shadows are old and the sunlight is new And the lawns, newly cut, cradle diamonds of dew And … Continue reading

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evening post, May 2, 2017

After supper he took the coffee pot from the burner and poured himself another half cup and sat down again at the kitchen table, now cleared of dishes.   He tipped the cup over his saucer and dribbled the coffee … Continue reading

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morning poem, may 1, 2017

  The early morning passes fast And mist and coolness fades What you once longed for now is past And now you have the day   The early morning fades away And what you thought would last Is all dissolved … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, April 27, 2017

  These early Spring mornings remind me of Taos Yellow sunlight filtering, being prismed through the mist And Herbie Hancock playing Joni Mitchell songs Soft and low, sweet and low, piano low Each riff a whispered secret . From a … Continue reading

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Every Tree I Planted

.   I waited long, too long, it seemed And nothing came to flower My work, my passion and my dreams Were locked in some far tower . “Be brave, walk not by sight, but faith” At last, I finally heard … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, April 25, 2017

This morning the quiet fills the house And lays on the floor And streams through the windows Nothing moves And I sit and watch and listen And see into this old house Its floors and walls and hallways, Once grand. … Continue reading

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