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Afternoon Poem, November 24, 2014

    The Crossing Guard     The calendar says it is still autumn But this morning has winter written all over it Cold, windy, raw I scrape the windshield and head for work This time on the old road … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, November 24, 2014

I remember the old street And the old dirt alley running behind the houses The clotheslines and tomato vines in every backyard. The chain-link fences And the low whir of the pushmowers Slicing across the little rectangles of lawn. I … Continue reading

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Afternoon Poem, November 15, 2014

It was 1962, I was ten years old Somebody in my house had to go to the doctor or something And I was in my aunt’s house On the other side of town Never been there after dark before Never … Continue reading

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What Signs Are In The Sky

         What Signs Are In The Sky   What would the ancients have made of this evening sky This line of burning gold above the western ridge The scarlet ribbon stretching like a grand hymn above? The moderns look … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, November 8, 2014

          Genesis 1: 1-19   Isn’t it odd This story of ours That says there was light Before there were stars?   Copyright 2014

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Afternoon Poem, November 3, 2012

                Light In Autumn     What is it about this autumn light That moves me in time? Like the summer sun, it enlightens the world drawing vivid color from everything it touches. Yet it is something all its own … Continue reading

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Walking On An October Evening

    I really think that if everyone in the world could do what I just did we might have peace in our time – or at least get closer to it.   October is the best of months for West … 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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Looking For The Red Notebook

I know that somewhere in this house there is a red notebook.  It has thick, unlined pages with deckle edges.  I bought it more than twenty years ago, when the boys were just babies.  In that book are poems that … Continue reading

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The Horses

We top the mountain going seventy miles an hour and look away into the new vista away west and see that the hills below and to the north are cleared pasture and horses how many horses –  fifty – dot the hillside so … Continue reading

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