Category Archives: love

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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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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Marriage Poem (for the third decade)

Those times the tide, swelled by both moon and rain, Tossed all aside and lifted us yet more, All swells and falls across so many years, Though gentle laps or crashing, love the shore. At ebb sometimes slow-moving still reveals, … Continue reading

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Tanka for Papabear

asparagus crowns persist in cold October sending Light their Love- I’d be as faithful as they were my heart as big as yours

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Faithlessness and Faith (sonnet)

All Life’s persistence startles you, I know, Yet here you are, persistently alive, Sustained by Love, each year your mind is new Though cherished memories of Love survive. As seeds throw forward Life indifferent to All thought of progeny’s ingratitude, … Continue reading

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Neva’s Sonnet

Kindness is the sweetest voice of all The impulses of mind that blend in choirs Of words, hands, hearts-of everything that fires The kiln of character that makes us all. Discernment adds its strength to gentle heart So Love creates … Continue reading

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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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