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Morning Poem #2, April 25, 2017

  I had a list of plans today But rain and cold got in the way . The raindrops fall slowly On the leaves outside my window Like the ticking of a clock They go drip, drip, drop . And … Continue reading

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Waking Early

. The marble sky And birds that fly The blossoms blue And crimson, too I close the door And sweep the floor copyright 2017

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Night Poem, April 18, 2017

  They walk through the cloudy night The two of them, arm in arm The night is warm No jacket required In and out of the streetlamps, slowly They talk of some day long ago When the children were young … Continue reading

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First Day of Summer

* This is the day you’ve been waiting for All the ducks are in a row Sunlight, freedom, tank of gas And all the friends you know. . Your songs are playing through the trees Now green with summer’s blessing … Continue reading

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Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. … Continue reading

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A New Song

On that one morning when he put the old disk into the player and immediately forgot which disk it was, the music that played was music he had never heard before.   It did not surprise him; not at first.  … Continue reading

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Cold Spring Morning

The cold spring pulses up Like some fountain in Rome And the cold day around it Gives me chill to the bone In the dull dreary morning All the colors are deep And the daffodils wonder Why they woke from … Continue reading

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Mid-day Post, April 7, 2017

    He stepped through the doorway into the bright morning and stood on the deck and looked out at the sky.  He removed his jacket and took the work gloves from the table on the deck and walked out … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, April 7, 2017

.   This raw April day is like those at February’s end Where grey gloom reigns and the wind will not relent. . Who will curse it and wish for sunlight’s lift And who will seize and embrace it as … Continue reading

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Obscurity in Poetry

  Because the words that lead you to imagine must also leave you to imagine.

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