Category Archives: Philosophy

Promise

The dryer drum squeaks complaints but keeps on turning- song for a dim day Snow comes first as rain- all falls from the same close sky carrying Winter Soft rains of Summer raised up all that has fallen- earth receives … 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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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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Breaking the Circle (Sonnet)

This light that shines today through Fall’s first frost Enshrining Life that, as it sings its death, Gives beauty up along with its last breath Is that same light that shone last on those lost. No separation on this circling … Continue reading

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Question (a sonnet)

I hear you say you’ll sit right where you are And wait for what might choose to come your way, And if it doesn’t come-whate’er it be- Then it was never meant for you, you say. So might we all, … Continue reading

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Black Squirrel Tanka

bat-faced black squirrel stretches from feet to feeder sucks sugarwater- may we all find life’s sweetness in unexpected places

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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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