Category Archives: love

Sonnet for My Bitter Friend

My friend, you harm yourself, I think, too much With those grey-tinted blinders that you wear, Interpreting a soft word, loving touch As mean encroachment, not as kindly care. The world is harsh to you in your perception; Your every … Continue reading

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For a Gentle April in Syracuse

The delicate lacing of leaves being born with the dawn – The gazing out windows in hope of a glimpse of a fawn – The gray rolling furball of squirrels getting busy on grass Surrounded by tulips all rising above … Continue reading

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Sonnet for Mr. Trump

We’ve had thirty years to love and live Compressed distress at first though not of late, And now at last we have something to give To those we love to soften, ease their fate. It isn’t much, but much the … Continue reading

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Betrayals click off our days each with its fresh footfall toward whatever follows death now the tension in the shoulders now the sudden pain in the arch soon the fist tightening the heart or the quick sluice of blood in … Continue reading

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Oceanic Tankas

Choppy seas spin foam mirrored on blue plains above- monsters loom below- Mapping those Leviathans took the first half of my life. Undersea lava flows and freezes- builds islands- Taking my own life means building on this island becoming my … Continue reading

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Lines After Singing Teasdale

Not lost in love, the plaintive poet cried And wrung her hands, begged for the wildest rush Of senses blinded, deafened by the touch Of passion for which she had longed so much. Not lost in feathered beard to brush … Continue reading

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Growing Power

Despite our fears, the Seasons will keep turning; Fresh Spring will follow these hard days of ice. The soil still breathes, and bulbs still feel the yearning For some small breath of warmth that will suffice. We must know that … Continue reading

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