Category Archives: Poems

AN OLD MAN AND ASTRONOMY

I don’t recall when I first learned that the world wasn’t flat. I don’t recall if what I learned disturbed me some for I also leaned that we went around the sun and to me it sounded fun to be … Continue reading

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DAY OF THE GIRL

I saw on the TV that today is: THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL. Don’t know who decided that, but that’s OK. It sounds impressive. In my early school days girls had long hair and wore dresses and jump-roped. Their … Continue reading

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A COUPLE OF WIRES

The other day when I saw some wires strung between polls my mind, quite suddenly turned the wires into ropes and continued the turning until before me was a clothesline which stood at eve level and I was wrestling a … Continue reading

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FINDING A POEM

Sometimes he must stretch – must stand on tiptoes as he seeks to find what he has found so many times before: a poem — because he knows that somewhere up there there’s a residue of words that he must … Continue reading

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THE ROCK

There is a rock in CT on the edge of the Long Island Sound that gets covered when the tide is up and yields its water whenever the tide goes out. It Is a great place from which kids jump … Continue reading

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ABOUT SALLY

The ten year old little Sally one night in the early nineteen thirties walked one mile at around nine pm from a friends house back to her own – did that in a small town darkened by sunset. Sally’s brother, … Continue reading

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I CAN’T IMAGINE

There are those days when I spend a lot of time trying to imagine what my imagination can’t handle. I can’t imagine how all of our galaxies were formed. I can’t imagine how the world was formed. I can’t imagine … Continue reading

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CONCERNING DYING

Most of mankind has died but some of it remains alive and a small portion thrives. I, myself, have yet to die and even though I’m still alive I often wonder why I do such wondering concerning dying. There will … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS

I think about thoughts sometimes: how we get them and how they leave us. Mostly dependent upon our emotions and surroundings our thoughts move in and out of our minds – sometimes controllable and sometimes not. I thought I’d write … Continue reading

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A HOLE IN ONE

Recently I made a hole in one of my sneakers – the left one – a hole made with a saw tooth knife. I thought about my electric drill but I have rid myself of all my power tools. The … Continue reading

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