Tag Archives: growth

Open (Sonnet)

You teach me how to love my weaknesses Because they let you in, like sunlight through A broken branch high in the forest makes A spot where seeds can germinate anew. Too much false strength in my old independence Attracted … Continue reading

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Sweet Home Sonnet

On Summer days when I was young and free, I lay in grassy fields and breathed in words. I never noticed you were there with me, Not any more than I observed the birds. When soon in time I learned … Continue reading

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Finding a Voice

I wasn’t born without a voice, you know; I once had joy and anger, song and more. In fact, it took them many years to show Me how to stuff them to a tiny core. Those silenced voices claimed my … Continue reading

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Fall Tanka for Change

Chlorophyll freezes Leaving the rainbow colors That were always there– Our colors show, shining bright As we release old patterns

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A Photograph Taken in Cambridge

Light lies slant Having crept between the curtains To make much of dark wood and butternuts To make one small photograph glow– We two stood against a low wall in Cambridge Not seeing the beloved of our son Fix our … Continue reading

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Complaint

You’ve taken so much from me: the ability to wish hair-trigger responses wee-hour thoughtfulness hyperacute senses the habit of hopelessness. All I have left is this: everything I might have wished for peace and understanding of my world deep, restful … Continue reading

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Garlic Haiku

Deep in sunlit mud next year’s garlic sleeps and dreams of hot summer breeze

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First Times (sonnet)

So many precious first times I recall That no one moment overshadows all; The first electric touch of your warm hand, The swift connection neither of us planned. We gave each other everything we had So early our behavior seemed … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned at Last (sonnet)

As leaves now dry release their grip and fall From long-lived trees that form Elmwood Park’s wall Against the city’s growth and stifling sound, Each fallen stem leaves smooth bark, not a wound. Just so do feathers gently fall from … Continue reading

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Vision Quest

Too confused and in-the-world For a Vision Quest, I saw it come to me And I learned to see What had long stood before me: My Angel and Leader With a good bourbon In his left hand Laughter in his … Continue reading

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