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Morning Poem, June 24, 2020

. If I could seize a day I would capture this one With its gigantic white clouds Drifting in the sun And no clock ticking . And in the afternoon a breeze A faint taste of heaven That wakens memory … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, June 13, 2020

. Let me think now of all I forgot to do There were things, I know, that I meant to say And give to other people My friends from long ago Slipped away without my last gift to them Without … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, June 12, 2020

. Look at the leaves All damp with dew Sparkling in the morning light Branches lift like blessing All calm now, all is bright . The telephone wires They sag and rock Like cradles, everyone The birds sing hallelujah In … Continue reading

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Mid-Day Poem, April 25, 2020

The dirt on the head of the mattock Has been there since who knows when I don’t think Pawpaw has used it since they moved here That was before I was born. But I lift it from the wooden workbench … Continue reading

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Morning Post, February 22, 2020

I’d love to go hunting again.  It’s been years, now.  Decades since I took to the woods with my gun and for so long I have never given it a thought.  Life was crowded and not in a bad way.  … Continue reading

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Writing Lesson #2 Flight of the Bluebird

In my last post I wrote about how the best writing does not out and out tell you the bottom line or the point, but it drops convincing hints all along the way that lead the reader to conclude the … Continue reading

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Writing Lesson #1

If you are going to write anything worthwhile, anything that anyone will be affected by or remember, know this: don’t even aim at catching the bluebird.  Just write as much as you need to to remind the reader that the … Continue reading

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Morning Poem #2, January 30, 2020

Why does the snow capture me so? These first flakes, few and far between Dropping from heaven Must be a sign . Do I dream of lighted hearths And the return of those Whose chairs have been empty Now these … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, January 30, 2020

Now comes the snow At last, a covering Or so we will hope On this grey day . All that is broken and dead All that the turning of the earth Has cast aside Will disappear . And all will … Continue reading

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How to Write Poetry

You must make the words roar like the ocean The reader has to hear them.  Not the syllabic pronunciation, But the noise of them.  The whisper and the moan. The words must hit so hard that they make the reader … Continue reading

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