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Morning Poem, September 23, 2017

  When this land was forest Wolves roamed here, river and hill, under the moon When this land was farmland Horses, cattle and geese Lolled in pastures And chore-bound children took Early morning trips to the springs The first brick … Continue reading

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Night Poem, September 22, 2017

  First Day of Autumn   The black birds gather now into swirling clouds Then taking lead from some alpha Ascend, form a line and fly away like dark river. Twilight comes earlier The first yellow leaves are pulled into … Continue reading

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Reading As Hearing

    I wrote yesterday about Eudora Welty’s confession that every sentence she ever read she heard.  Even in her silent reading, the words sounded  in her mind as she scanned the page.  She assumed that all readers and writers … Continue reading

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how to read a book, point #1

  I’ve been reading Mortimer Adler’s famous book, How To Read A Book.   This invites jokes, I know.   If you don’t already know how to read a book, how in the world are you going to read the book that … Continue reading

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Afternoon Post, September 19, 2017

On the last day of summer he walked again to the dock and loosed the lashings and dropped the ropes into the well of the boat and stepped onto the foredeck and then into the cabin and took a paddle … Continue reading

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Dove in The Rain

In the morning rain A dove perches alone On a telephone wire Her wings folded up tight and wet Her profile is sharp Against the grey sky Her head bowed. She looks strangely  sad This symbol of peace Like some … Continue reading

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water from the sky

    I love to watch the rain One may read of blessings Or hear them talked about And wonder at the truth of what is said Who brags of blessing?  Everyone. But to see the water falling out of … Continue reading

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As Promised . . . .

    Here it is, folks, as promised.  My latest novel for 99 cents.  If you like the writing on this blog, you’ll like the book.  Take a look at the reviews by clicking here. Don’t think you have to … Continue reading

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Mid-day Post, August 26, 2017

    This autumn will be like any other.  First the newly-stiffened breezes will pull the first of the dying leaves from the high branches and sweep them, rolling and tumbling, across field and pavement.  Twilight will come earlier now … Continue reading

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Keep Me Singing

      So many of my peers started smoking cigarettes in high school and, sometime before they turned 40, started to see and feel the evidence that what the Surgeon General had been telling them on the sides of … Continue reading

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