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Tanka of Love

He says, “Flatterer!” when I write poems about him not noticing that it was he who moved the stars down from heaven to my eyes.

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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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Lindsay’s Sonnet

(For a beautiful soul) When those I love begin to fuss and fight (And truth be told, there are few I don’t love), The undertow of anger clouds their sight, Dims clarity of mind shed from above. Attention focused on … 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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Love and Language (sonnet)

You are my language–every part of speech– Your hands my verbs, your sweet embrace all nouns. In every glance a modifier, each One coloring my world, your smiles and frowns. But more than that, your sentences give shape To all … Continue reading

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Darkened Sky

Heavy sky presses down to guide us into the new season that time past fruitfulness past the work and play of Summer where we find ways to blend the old with the new the lesson with the words Last leaves … Continue reading

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Song Written on Way Too Little Sleep

(please read with a drumbeat sounding in your head) Crow-Queen calls from Hemlock Castle Up against the bright blue sky. Seagulls like hallucinations Between her and bright clouds fly. Here below her Chipmunk Children Pack striped faces full of seed, … Continue reading

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