Monthly Archives: February 2017

Tanka for the First Daffodils

Fresh daffodils spring from Winter’s tightly closed heart draw us back to Life– Consciousness of live soil heals churlish wounds with each breath

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Yes, This Sonnet’s Political

Be careful now what mantle you put on; The one that looks familiar, light and smart Could shelter ill-or that from which it’s drawn- A poison strong enough to stop your heart. The dark and hidden fang of brown recluse … Continue reading

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Truth, Then and Now

Running to catch up with time lost on the way to meaning, I trip over the last word spoken and fall into a dead memory: A time half a century ago the first time I learned how to stop breathing … Continue reading

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Waking Spring

sunglare sorts the ice chases it through the downspouts resurrects the soil- this is the breath-holding time- hear songs of earthworms waking

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Muse

Head hung low I beg forgiveness for recent betrayals for failures of art for distracted busyness. She moves away more slowly less hurt in her silky eyes breath of forgiveness perhaps as, when I reach out to catch her, she … Continue reading

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winter haiku

Fevered night gives way to a million million stars- sun glitters on snow

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Natural Consequences

“Come here! The Snollygoster needs you now To mop up and absorb the evil stench Of lies and subterfuge, of evil foul, Then to reverse position and retrench!” So came the call to Conway, Flynn and Spicer, And they came … Continue reading

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