Category Archives: Free verse

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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Warning

Am I in your way? Have I grown so straight and tall that you cannot see what you’re used to? Do my branches impinge? Do my birds spatter your hard walls? Does my shade draw creatures for rest on terrible … Continue reading

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Open

This is the time we thought We would dance freely together That future of open hands Shining days of open hearts Of loud singing in the cities. Where are the saints of our longing? Where is the marriage of intellect … Continue reading

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Thank You Note

This also is a gift: quiet hours under a silver sky with scents of wet soil a touch of cold to come air tasting of leaf fall scratching of birds on seed heads Autumn lies visible before me her wet … Continue reading

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Anniversary

early morning birthday the anniversary of the day Love came like a chance perennial to seed and grow and blanket my life- alone at the screen door I watch along the asphalt path past grasses past long green tomato branches … Continue reading

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Sculpting Love

Jagged edged plastic fencing tied across rough concrete steps with string- just tangly white cotton string that will rot in the rain- Doesn’t look like Love to anybody but me because nobody else knows or saw when the old brown … Continue reading

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