Tag Archives: music

Afternoon Poem #2, March 28, 2017

  Now the fool’s spring has passed Those jonquils and azaleas, Those plum trees bred in the south Have blossomed, gold, crimson, and white And died in the frigid nights That the oaks knew were yet to come   . … Continue reading

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The Music Keeps Coming

  ‘   First from the churches, in praise of the Lord Then from the barrooms, crying out loud The Beatles, the Stones, the Beach Boys and then Go back to the basement and do it again. ‘ The music … Continue reading

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Morning Poem #2, January 14, 2017

‘ Driving home is late and long I feel old and like it is all too much Not worth it anymore.  It’s cold outside. I feel tired and like my dreams were only that Where are those friends I had … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, December 7, 2016

  Cardinals under the Holly tree In the winter morning sun Red birds, red berries Like they are of a piece As if they came to this land of green and grey From the same bright place . The last … Continue reading

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Evening Poem, November 7, 2016

These warm evenings in late autumn Bring another strange season to mind That one a spring, many years ago When summer came early And the April days were bright and long And we dove into the river That still had … Continue reading

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When I Saw The Middle Ages

The school auditorium had been built before the Great War and in that time our town was rich with the sales of coal and timber and there were men who reaped great benefit and yet stayed here in this tiny … Continue reading

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night Poem #2, October 4, 2016

    I hear a song Some jazz trumpet Playing with a melody I once knew The slow piano chording behind Haunts and hypnotizes And I see faces From days gone by.   If we had heard that song then … Continue reading

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Evening Poem, July 6, 2016

‘ The sun sets Tired from its own heat Blind from its own light The sky turns red Embarrassed for old Sol In the old house a window opens To draw in the evening air And the smell of the … Continue reading

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Afternoon Poem, July 6, 2016

I awoke to rock and roll Here was another voice Not that of the schoolmaster This one sweeter, more inviting Truer, somehow, and Full of open space. I walked on from there Thinking to put away childish things To the … Continue reading

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Evening Poem, June 25, 2016

‘ In early summer the late evening sky is white And the antiphonal drone of insects answering far and near Hovers and circles over all. Over the white fence a boy and a girl Play on a swing set Thinking … Continue reading

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