Monthly Archives: April 2016

Time (sonnet)

Narrow long-stemmed flower of what is, Permit of the moment, of today, Funnels all our wishes to this hour, Shapes forgetting, lightens the mind’s play. Images from past days shadow out, Thinning so they may fit in this point Overstuffed … Continue reading

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Wild Tulip (haiku)

  Impossibly pure color of a Summer sun wild yellow tulip

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Burden

Dropped blind onto the rocky plain, No map nor compass nor star to guide, Stumbling once, twice, too many times Across a patch of soft wet grass, Mistaking it for an open-hearted oasis, One begins at last to construct a … Continue reading

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Holding

If I hold my breath will more air fill your lungs? If I hold my tongue, will your voice fill the room? If I hold your hand will my strength become yours? If I keep holding on your breath your … Continue reading

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To the Doctors

You know your way around a heart, a lung; You spent long years in learning all your skills. You understand what habits to avoid; You know what sickens us and, too, what kills. I know you have a sculptor’s talent … Continue reading

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Fears of Losing Heaven

This: Rippling green sea of Spring, laced over in tiny blooms, time to float in this sea, a brown and black island. Also this: Visions of what can be becoming what is, always stretching, always growing. And this: A voice … Continue reading

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Robin Haiku

The robin chuckles at sunlight warming his breast, too drunken to sing.

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