Tag Archives: love poetry

Thank You Note (sonnet)

The hours won from sleeplessness last night Sufficed to build this raft I float today Along the stream of tasks I set myself Not more nor less than any other day. But as I slept through early morning hours With … Continue reading

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Going Beyond (sonnet)

Your face and body known to me as well As are my own, this quarter century And more now that we’ve intertwined our lives, Set free from solitude’s penitentiary. But still you are a stranger to me when You turn … Continue reading

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History Lesson V

This island of gold, whose rose light makes real all dreams was always waiting, is ours for now to begin and breathe in deep forever.

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History Lesson IV

They led me, still blind, over rocky paths and hills, through the long, lone night– fed me with dreams of sunlight and a fresh, sweet breathlessness.

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History Lesson III

Passage earned hard through dark spaces with eyes tight closed the voyage ended, hull against an unseen dock only Faith and Hope standing.

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History Lesson II

Like some Ulysses wandering without a crew, with a suckling child, only a vague idea of where to find air to breathe…

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History Lesson I

First came a year’s worth of breathless nights and dark days, singing to the sky– Then the sky sang back to me, and I learned heroes still live.

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Bloodties

Thin air in Winter slices past lips, eyes streaming, fingertips numb- face a mask of turgidity. Still, at the center heart beats strong, pushes hot blood away, welcomes it back, pumps it out again. The further you go away from … Continue reading

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To Whom It May Concern

When words rise suddenly to lips unbidden, Rendering to light what long was hidden- When shuttered hearts once more in open air Breathe free no longer caught in fear’s dark snare, When weakness gives up trying to be strength Accepting … Continue reading

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Everything Changes; Nothing Dies

In those day-old years Of cheap tuna and dented cans, We could have powered a small city With the heat we generated Day and night no matter where, Even on the restaurant stairs Where my earring disappeared. It took you … Continue reading

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