Monthly Archives: May 2017

Apology

We didn’t think- that racism gone underground would spread roots that a buffoon could call hate to arms that even a fool would choose to destroy the earth that Orwell’s nightmare would come real that our indifference would fertilize Evil … Continue reading

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Inaudible, Invisible (sonnet)

Romanticizing the younger Self, we see Nothing of the beauty in a tree The bark of which, now twisted, runs the length Of all its ancient branches, giving strength To every twig and leaf that dances in The Summer’s warming … Continue reading

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Tanka for the Beauty of Trees

In the world of trees factories spew oxygen take just what they need- if their beauty were enough we could live and breathe freely

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Unity of Life (sonnet)

The first to come this year came with the rain, Its colors at first muted, dampened by An early Summer storm whose lighter touch Enriched and coaxed the purple flag to fly. Hard Winter, gone now with its tight-closed fist … Continue reading

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Tanka for Hope

Late Spring’s yellow light brushes bright unfolding leaves chimes the evening in- Praise the persistence of Life sprung fresh from darkness and death.

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Sonnet for the Soilweb

When power feeds itself and nothing more Nor no one else but only its own greed In never-sated savage hunger for Its sickly swollen, hollow-hearted need- Where can we find a quiet, peaceful place Reminding us how different we could … Continue reading

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