Monthly Archives: December 2007

IT’S FIVE A.M.

I believe it’s Saturn’s glow now coming through the trees. But I don’t really know. Perhaps it’s Venus, maybe Mars — something very far! Inspired but not educated in celestial affairs I look upward every night and early in the … Continue reading

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AT THE THEATER

Sitting sometimes in a theater’s balcony he studied heads — the heads of those in front of him. ‘Tis mostly hair he sees and hair proves very interesting for him impatient for the curtain’s rising. So many styles — so … Continue reading

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TWICE TROUBLED

Bales of hay, scattered lay by the roadside where I walked today. Seeming to be stampeding a herd of cows soon gathered round to munch, devouring as if their pasture were defunct. One cow not very far away stood watching … Continue reading

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WISHING KEYS

He had a ring of wishing keys. He used them as his rosary. They opened up his many dreams — this man so full of might-have-beens. So many things had been denied him. A key to his palace — a … Continue reading

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I MARVEL MORE (My Christmas Poem)

We are spinning swiftly — ‘round and ‘round the axis of the earth. We are circling swiftly ‘round and ‘round the sun. And that is only space. Our time is speeding swiftly, too. It is too much for me to … Continue reading

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THE VEXATIOUS REFRIGERATOR

My locater-gene dysfunction increases with my years, I think — although I found this pen to write this verse and later I’ll transcribe. I know where my computer is though if it were a laptop I’d likely wonder and I’d … Continue reading

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‘TIS OFTEN BETTER OFF

The television screen, now blank serves as a reflector showing many portions of this room: a lamp — some art — a chair. ‘Tis often better off than on. It’s images can make one wince — its constancy of sound … Continue reading

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I AM LIKE A STONE

When I am no longer I will be a memory slowly fading — a memory slowly fading — slowly fading — fading. I am like a stone dropping in smooth water. The water ripples in ever-increasing circles — circles whose … Continue reading

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THAT POSSIBILITY

Yesterday we talked — the widow and I talked — about her mourning. Though diminished it will never be dispelled nor does she wish it to be completely gone. I told her that some day maybe I will be where … Continue reading

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WATCHING (An Anniversary Poem)

Sometimes when you are reading and I watch you you are unaware. Sometimes you are busy in the kitchen and I watch you you are unaware Sometimes you are folding clothes — yours and mine and you are unaware . … Continue reading

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