Monthly Archives: September 2016

Be Here Now (sonnet)

In Summer’s heat, I long for Winter’s frost. In Autumn, Spring’s bright greens will beckon me – Spring comes and melts the snow and I am lost In deepest dreams of Summer’s reverie. So, never in contentment with the season, … Continue reading

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The Man Upstairs

This man upstairs running a vacuum… He’s a big man unafraid of things that frighten lesser men… things like aprons like small children needing braids needing noses wiped… He wears a Santa hat for no money for the smiles of … Continue reading

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Sleeping Together

In these Fall nights the Moon’s a ship sailing bright above waters of darkness Come out with me now into the moonlight breathe the darkness lying low on the ground Expel the night then replace it with light of silver … Continue reading

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Harvest moon haiku

fresh September breeze blows darkness in–a backdrop to the Harvest Moon

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I am what you see in me

and so are you. Today a complete stranger who wouldn’t even use an intelligible false name to leave a comment read a few bits of my writing about the way I love my husband, and the response this person had … Continue reading

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Senryu for Harvest

Sunflower heads bow meeting the gaze of the Earth not death but harvest– When my own harvest time comes, may memories of love live.

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An Old Woman’s Love Sonnet

For what I was and still am wont to be, I have no one to thank for setting free The dream of love and hope of dreams to come But you, whose constant love has led me home. When sodden … Continue reading

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Sonnet for My Beloved’s Retirement

Toward another future-fourth at least For you and me together as we stand- We look now and acknowledge how each one Has been more playful, happier than the last. I write notes that may be farewells or may Be invitations … Continue reading

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The arborvitae, bent and broken both, that you cut four feet up has grown green and friendly, a place for the sparrows to pause a small stage for chipmunks to look into our house to watch me write their portraits. … Continue reading

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The Object of Art

Sherwood Anderson said that the object of art is not to make sellable pictures but rather to save oneself. For me, the “pictures” are poems, and what I’m saving is my own history. For various reasons – unpleasant episodes or … Continue reading

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