Monthly Archives: January 2015

That Place

That place on your left shoulder About the size of my head Is where I learned To breathe To dream To sing, And soon, Maybe today, Any moment now, I will release myself Into the universe you made And anchored … Continue reading

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Your Hands

Your hands gather me in, Hold me, Warm me, Shape me, Washing me clean Setting me down With clear eyes And a well loved heart.

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Beard Haiku

Your beard on my face Kisses of warm Summer breeze Calling Earth to sing

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Snow Haiku

Snow embraces soil Sings lullabies to earthworms Until Spring returns

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Sonnet of Generations

When I was young and clever as the sun I never noticed that the seasons’ run Turned like a great wheel powered by the light: It rolled on roads extending out of sight. But vision changes as the wheel rolls … Continue reading

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Advice

When you’ve sung your brightest song, Given it away for free, And the sounds bounce Off the silence, Take them back into yourself As the beloved children they are And reshape them into private music.

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Prediction

If you go first Into that long decrescendo Wings will grow from my back Silky lavender feathers On hollow white bones And lift me into the music Of our permanent love song

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Request: Sonnet

When every crow and chickadee that flies Impresses Summer memories on my eyes, As these few dried out blades of frozen grass, Exposed by briefest sun, raise warm days past, While passing shadows of those fluttering leaves Make chilly eyes … Continue reading

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This is the way the love goes…

A Song From the ticking of the mattress To the ticking of the clocks, I hurry out of bed To start the ticking of each box! You leave me today’s task list, And you give me leave to play, So … Continue reading

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The Year’s First Sonnet

Dare I tiptoe back onto the ground Where lately I could dance to any sound? Regardless of what clever wit I flash, Will all the sonnet gods now kick my ass? Are all the notes of Winter, Summer, Spring And … Continue reading

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