Monthly Archives: December 2017

Song for the Turning

The Turning of the seasons From darkness toward the Light Still hinges on one instant From which deep night will take flight. The deepest night’s for healing And learning from the dark What none of us can see in lighter … Continue reading

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Long Lover’s Promise

You move in me like a great green ocean casting treasure up with every breaker covering my life with foamy washes of gold-filled crystal water You gentle me as a rider calms a fearful horse your hand softening cutting edges … Continue reading

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Sonnet for Graupel and its Kin

As frozen foam-like spheres fall, I recall A dozen words for snow – yet only one For love, whose strengths, so varied once begun, A thousand prisms couldn’t light them all. Each temperature variance produces Its kindred sort of icy … Continue reading

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Villanelle

I thought I knew my country – I was wrong. The face of Evil’s clearer every day. This rebirth through hard labor will be long. Once hidden, now the hatred proudly throngs; It’s everywhere – I cannot turn away. I … Continue reading

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Privilege (a broken Sonnet)

Bronzed mementoes torn from innocence, Stolen happy histories destroyed- Spoiling each act of beneficence, Words become cruel weapons to deploy. Naming you dark terms you’d never use, Destroying those few things you dared to love, Frantically, you search in vain … Continue reading

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In Silence

In silence the quiet moans of old dogs call for a gentle hand- Snow’s soft hissing surrounds all the senses- Tiny voices of moles under snow rise to the light. On that broad straight path balance returns vision clears breath … Continue reading

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Returning

Just write the words let them fall like soft snow to cover leaf and soil silently-no one watching. Meaning will come creeping language lighting the way to reveal you to yourself gently-a soft leading. In time-slow time-you will return to … Continue reading

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