Anticipation

Night breeze inhibits, warm hints that signal “spring”, Night breeze inhibits, warm hints that signal “spring”, Too long delayed, yet, hope is mine, Too long delayed, yet, hope is mine Warm spring breeze (yet mine delayed) That Signal, inhibits hints of hope: Night is too long! Shy, undaunted, buds by chilled earth peeking,  Shy, undaunted, […]

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Rocking Chair

There nothing quite alluring as that chair So finely crafted, sanding-wheeled and glazed, Hand-rubbed, enhancing grain and curves with care, And waiting just for me to be amazed. When placed with will, upon the porch so grand, Two-storied decks of un-named mountain inn, Aligned, boxed in, at edgeside lake’s expanse, Each, side by side, each […]

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Beyond the Blind

Cliff rises, shear and sharply, up from earth, O’er glacier lake so still and icy sheen, whilst whistling winds, faint whisper of new birth, Alive and teeming, wild, beyond tree-green. There, Wolf’s demeanor, practiced, hiding girth, With patience practiced (spy his piercing eyes), Cajoling, mean, inspiring cringe (not mirth), His presence poised to pounce; his prey’s […]

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The Gift

Now stormy days subside, suspended sense inevitable silence, once the winds abate, As snow melts deep beneath the thaw-starved dense, and branch-strewn turf, I breath a sigh and wait. What am I waiting for? A wiped-clean slate, As Mother Earth, from sunlight, bright, restored, And all life great and small can germinate, Each small-fry seedling […]

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Night Vision

Stark dreams that come (un-asked for) in my sleep, Disturb my psyche, cause my soul to burn, Searing my distress, though buried deep, Predicting days ahead, doubt’s wild return. I am alarmed, I wake, I toss and turn, Attempt to understand the tongues they speak, Their powers, silent, send their message stern, And, in the […]

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Adieu

The woods soft beckon on these last few days of Autumn, on the wane as chill sets in, Umbrella canopy is gone, it could not stay, We face our hopeless yearnings from within. The brook once was a rivulet, a stream that overflowed (in spring) its river bounds, But Fall has swallowed dry, un-wet, ungreen, by uncut […]

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Many Moons Ago

‘Twas years ago (or was just a day), We’re racing ‘down the shore’ to rescue her, from demons overtaking weakened state, We spread our supplications, pray they’re heard. Her road had been rocky and absurd, Since Dad was taken to eternal rest, In downward spiral, cloaked in clouds of gray, She’d mis-spend measured moons in […]

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Beyond the Steam

Preparing for the concert, mind is filled, My spirit chimes with measures, harmonies, An un-trite, polyphonic mesh, but still My aim: maybe to learn these melodies. To ease my pre-show nerves and soothe my knees, Bubbles, soft and warm, pile high and light, In scorching tub, a sign ‘mid clouds of steam, While taking in […]

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Mid-winter Song

I loll, just sheltered inches from the gray, Mid-winter bleak capitulates the scene, I wait and watch for signs of Spring, and pray! Generate sweet thoughts of tots at play. For weeks on end they gayly splashed and screamed, I loll, just sheltered inches from the gray. As senses, numbed and rendered dead today, No single […]

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Undertow

Abandoned now, ‘neath looming storm-clouds gray, Banana-bunched boards, the only light, But undertow compels she cannot stay. He’d sing to her, life on review, he’d stay, Through sunniest of days and darkest nights, Abandoned now, ‘neath looming storm-clouds gray. He smiled to mask the lies, this very day, Earth’s revolution, sun-filled shards of light, The […]

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The Gift

Whilst gathering Christmas photos, Ingesting sugar stuffs, Of garlands hung with stockings, And tots with ne’er enough. I’m wistful in my silence, And laughing low, I sigh, As scars of scrapes and tumbles pale, with church chimes nigh. Alone at midnight’s wakening, I’m watchful for the sign of holy incarnation, Redemption can be mine. The flurry of the season oft’ clouds the […]

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