Category Archives: Poems

I BUILT A BOAT

If you call getting a boat kit in the mailand spending about fifty hours assembling itbefore you felt confident that it would floatthen I can say “I built a boat!” And then I sailed it!I sailed it around the Long … Continue reading

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IF I WRITE ABOUT IT

Not much goes on around herethat is of great interestso I thought I’d submit some newsthat reflects our curremt rendezvouswith excitement. Bob said that he was aboutto have his toenails cut. And then he did  —but when I saw himhe … Continue reading

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AWAKE SMILING

The dream portion of my headallowed me to rise up out of bedand go walking through some woods —through some Yankee woods. My sleepmate was beside meand together we crunched some leaves’til we came to a levee. There we stoppedand … Continue reading

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MEMORIES AND IMAGINATION

I’m tempted to deal with old age when considering the Muse — either with my problemsor those of my peers.But the elderly are tired oflistening to too much sadnessand those youngercan’t even grasp how it really is.So what’s left? Actually plenty!:MEMORIES AND IMAGINATIONcan … Continue reading

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LOST DREAMS

The dream was so vivid. I remember being moved. But when I went to retrieve itit was not there. Tried as I mightI could not  bring it back. Its absence was something I mourned. So real to me in the middle … Continue reading

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LEAVING A LEGACY

The first “band” I played inwas in the second grade.I played “the sticks”.Others played trianglesand things that you shake. A few years laterI played the drums in junior high —then in the high school band and orchestra —then in a … Continue reading

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THE PLEASURE OF OTHERS

Sometimes the only pleasure hereis hearing of the pleasure of others. Thanks to our laptop and our telephoneoften we’re  made aware of distant pleasure. Of course, we have each other —a quiet plesasure denied so many folkswe know. There are … Continue reading

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I STILL DON’T KNOW

The other day, at dinner timeI was chewing some asparagusand, after a time, my mouth felt a bit strange.     I moved my tongue around and bit down      and encountered what felt to be a little stone.I chewed … Continue reading

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AS LONG AS PROVIDENCE ALLOWS

Most every dayI am exposed to man’s eviland to his greatnessthanks to television’s eyes. Most every dayI think of how I fitinto the schemeof life’s unfolding. Otherwisethere isn’t much for me to doexcept to deal with the days’s minutia:food and … Continue reading

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AN OPPORTUNIY

They say that soon men will be going to Marsand I can’t even see the stars from where I sit. The moon we’ve landed on but I can’t see it wellfrom where I dwell.  But what the hell, who am … Continue reading

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