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Learning To Dance

When Wendell Douglas come back from the war he looked to be about a foot taller.  He’d volunteered as soon as he was of age and shipped out right before the Allies took the beaches in Normandy.  He didn’t see … Continue reading

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Poem for August

It is always August. If time would stop, it would stand still Under the dog star. Winter lingers, but all of that season is labor Boots, gloves, scarves and coats Off and on, on and off Snow shovels and firewood … Continue reading

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Afternoon Poem, February 16, 2021.

. The heavens are miserly this day Even with the snow The flakes blow sidewise In a mad dance I could count the petty few of them Even the sluices of heaven are frozen Like the doors of some abandoned … Continue reading

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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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