Monthly Archives: February 2010

SHARED ENGRAVING

It’s about ten miles from the pasture bordering the homes nearby to the town that provides our wherewithal– ten miles now so familiar that its contours are etched upon our minds. It took awhile for this to come to pass … Continue reading

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A LITTLE SNOW

So few snow flakes fall I can almost count them all. Tiny parachutes spiraling to the frozen earth. I lose sight of them when they land upon the ground. But then others come and they will until they’re done.

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DEPRIVED OF MYSTERY

If I had expected life to turn out as it has I wonder if I’d be better off for all the knowing. Deprived of mystery fate’s unfolding could be boring. Or we might wince at what we know will come … Continue reading

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STAR MELTING TME

It happens most mornings early when folks around here are still sleeping. It’s not spectacular like the sunrise. Who wants to pay attention to stars fading when another hour in bed is so desirable? Probably a few fools who don’t … Continue reading

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A STRANGE FOCUS

Though I try to trace my journey into sleep — to watch the path that leads me into dreams where every night I wander, I cannot keep my vigilance alert enough, it seems. I clear my mind of every cluttered … Continue reading

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THE WARRANTY

We just brought a mattress with a twenty year warrantee. When  the warrantee is void I believe that I’ll be, too or else I’ll be a hundred and two. When first I laid me down to sleep to wallow in … Continue reading

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MODEST MIRACLE

The sun glistens on the frosted grass. Where there are shadows the frost holds firm. Where the sun beams play the melting has begun and soon will spread until the frost starts disappearing. That I have the eyes to see … Continue reading

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HEAD TO TOE

The renowned author James Joyce practiced birth control by sleeping with his wife, Nora “ head to  toe”. It didn’t work. Many decisions made by some very smart people fail to be successful. But then those of us not so … Continue reading

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THE COLORS CHANGE

The sky seems not the same when others stand beside me. The sunrise of an hour ago I shared with no one though I’m sure that somewhere there were those who took  it in. So with the moon and stars … Continue reading

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FLOUNDERING IN AWE

Sometimes I try to fathom 200,000 years — way back when we homo sapiens began to be. I flounder in awe when  my fathoming takes on this task that often lasts a minute or two. I haven’t time for too … Continue reading

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