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Singing with the Birds (that was then; this is now.)

Nights alight, days bright– Gentle breezes from my center Whisper your embers to flames. I stand–I dance As the sweet winds sweep me Away into the light Of love and laughter. Joy and lively intellect Move like sparkling rivers– Anchored … Continue reading

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The Most Important Thank-You Note I Can Ever Write

In all the music of what’s between us — from the thumping bass of our deepest connection to the strings of our daily joys to the brass and woodwinds of so much laughter and light — there is always that … Continue reading

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Sonnet for All the Workers

Chipmunk tunnels, moles and earthworms, Burrows made by bumblebees, Work to make the soil lighter Invisibly yet constantly. If I could for just a moment Render earth transparent, each Blade and crystal, root and fiber, What new knowledge could they … Continue reading

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Sonnet for Loving Old Dogs

To love these old dogs well, you must be careful: They’ll stand out on a cold and rainy day, Not making any sound to say they need you, Just staring at the door that’s in their way. They’ll play with … Continue reading

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To Be Seen–Sonnet

The greatest gift of love is to be seen, Not as the face that meets the world at large, But in the soul’s entirety and with All imperfections held up to the light. In love’s first summer blush the flowers … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Side of Control and Compliance

The form of Dominance and submission in which Papabear and I live is not what many people think of when they say “Dominance and submission.” While there is a sexual element to it, and that element helps keep the energy … Continue reading

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Hymn

The sun’s love puffs spring breezes, Rolls the winds of summer, Sheds energy into green. Your touch sparks life into my skin, Creates cascades in my blood, Flares two into one sun. I open my self to your persuasion, Give … Continue reading

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Song for the Return of the Sun

Now comes the Spring We whirl and swing We buzz and sing With everything Each worm and wing. Now comes the heat Melts snow and sleet Cold’s obsolete Glad dirty feet And earthworms meet! Now comes the light The seeds’ … Continue reading

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Asparagus at Christmas

Said the conductor on first looking into Rachmaninoff’s “Vespers,” “Where are you going to find basses like this? They are as rare as asparagus at Christmas!” While asparagus may have been cheapened in our minds and wallets by becoming more … Continue reading

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Where Poetry Comes From (well, mine, at least)

That moment when you know you are finally understood and loved, not anyway, but because–that is worth all the heartbeat-skipping risk it took to get there, so exposed. It’s worth everything, but it’s not the end. It’s the beginning. That … Continue reading

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