Tag Archives: nostalgia

Afternoon Poem, April 5, 2016

‘ The outfield is empty The day almost gone The avenue quiet And shade on the lawn. One day just like this one Back forty-six years The air here was ringing With laughter and cheers.   copyright 2016

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morning poem, march 31, 2016

      The men who built our schoolhouse Had just won the Great War And something of the old order Still lived in them . And so the building was red brick Three stories high With rows of tall … Continue reading

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morning poem, march 28, 2016

He was a young man, by then That summer afternoon when he sat In the woodshop, watching Grandfather ripsaw the poplar board The last piece for the patch for the roof.   But every memory he had of grandfather’s shop … Continue reading

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morning quote #2 .3/2/16

‘ And I knew that if I had my chance That I could make those people dance And maybe they’d be happy, for a while. Don McClean, “American Pie”

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morning poem, February 9, 2016

The first snow came last night I looked out on it before dawn The light, fine dust of it Cradled in the grass on the lawn . And the first glimpse of it carried me away Like the scent of … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, January 30, 2016

. In the dead of night In the dead of winter We rode motorcycles Through the dirty, mounded snow. . Why did no one stop us Our brains not even formed yet The hemispheres not fully connected together . What … Continue reading

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Night Post, January 8, 2015

The winter evening, just the two of us. You make soup and we find an old movie on netflix and settle on the couch. We leave only one lamp on and now and then a car slides by outside and … Continue reading

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Mid-day poem, January 8, 2015

    Give me one winter evening Too warm for snow Where all is grey And no color on the road or in the sky And where the day is slow and uneventful And there is no news at all … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, December 19, 2015

Winter Day   That night he awoke and saw a half moon amid long, white clouds That had soaked up the moonlight and themselves glowed in the night sky Like soft, white firelogs Like luminous dirigibles There was snow in … Continue reading

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morning poem, December 16, 2015

‘   White rain falls The horizon disappears in fog. Rainslick blackbirds duck their heads And cling to rainblack branches Swaying in the wind.   One bird, his colors muted By the dark afternoon, by the drowning rain Launches from a … Continue reading

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