Monthly Archives: June 2009

TAIL LIGHTS DIMINISHING

Between the time the conversation moves from “We really must be going” to the time the tail lights of the car are seen  diminishing many a ritual is enacted — sometimes taking quite awhile: hugs and kisses and well wishes … Continue reading

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THE TURTLE

The turtle headed north on route seventy — was near the middle of the road where I saw it maneuvering. Cars were going east and west at sixty — too fast to stop but slow enough to see the tortoise … Continue reading

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THEATER IN THE EAST

Above the eastern trees the backdrop of the stage was blue. Some clouds appeared and danced awhile and changed their shapes and changed their colors, too reflecting light from sun’s  departure. The theater started turning dark as dusk arrived. The … Continue reading

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BUILT TO LAST

Below some land where old folks live  — down where the aura of Lake Laura embraces homes along the shore is a terrace made of stone — so recently assembled by a man whose hands are skilled to build with … Continue reading

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THE PERFECT EGG

If I don’t fry the egg just right: easy and then over light she lets me know. For she abhors a runny white. The orange may run some but just a little. If the white displays translucent signs just where … Continue reading

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MOSTLY DEPENDABLE

“I’ll never sail again! “ I said after our boat capsized in Lake Tanzi. I’m going sailing tomorrow. I meant what I said when I said it. I changed my mind “I’ll never take another drink!” Familiar? Yes. “I’ll never … Continue reading

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ABOUT THE TIME

About the time we were gliding over Meadow Lake powered by the wind and feeling absolutely peaceful — another suicide bombing in Irac! Last year  when we were sailing I recall the same thing happening. I’ve been on the lucky … Continue reading

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Day Lilies

This time of year when lilies bloom they also sleep — begin to fold their petals up just as the sun starts sinking. Their loveliness remains obscure through all  the hours of night. But when the sky brings dawn they … Continue reading

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MEDITATION FOILED

There was no wind and all the leaves were still. Tall grasses held no motion and all the birds were mute. I was embraced by solitude and found my meditation easy to maintain. I’d found  an inner peace. But then … Continue reading

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THE CLEARING

The tunnel made of trees allows the sun light in the winter but is only filled with shadows in the summer. I found it  blocked one day. A dying tree had fallen cross the path. A week passed by and … Continue reading

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