Monthly Archives: October 2015

MAYBE IT IS

As you can see this is not a “selfie”.   And yet maybe it is.   What I write reveals a part of me wrapped in my poetry.   Whatever will be will be and whatever I write and grasped … Continue reading

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PAPER BAGS

Ten years before the Civil War the paper bag was invented.   But it was more than thirty years after that war that paper bags with bottoms made it to the market place.   A half century later I saw … Continue reading

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PILLOW TIME

And then I go outside and walk around the place.   When I lived there there was an apple tree whose branches beckoned me to climb from time to time.   The windows I can see and I can tell … Continue reading

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CRANES

There are ducks and cranes and crows and ibis around here – almost always.   You see them every day.   You’re not supposed to feed them nor are you to chase them.   They are just there and you … Continue reading

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BUT FOR NOW

I like to look at the sky as I look high.   I like to look at the grass when I walk past it fast.   I like to look at the trees in front of me.   I strive … Continue reading

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SUDDENLY

I did the usual morning things: a little walking and rowing – some coffee with the one who loves me best of all.   Nothing particular awaited our day — just its usual hours unfolding.   I open our email … Continue reading

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RECIPROCITY

Through the window next to my recliner I see a vast lawn – green and still growing fast even in the midst of autumn.   And every time I see the mowers manicuring the space I so enjoy I usually … Continue reading

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UPS AND DOWNS

I cannot go down into the valley here nor can I climb a hill that I wish were over there for the land I walk upon is flat and I can’t quite get over that – that I’d end my … Continue reading

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FEELING BAD

Does it help you to feel better if you know that you are better off than so many others?   Does your sadness diminish when the world’s sadness is conveyed to you via television or newspapers — or a neighbor … Continue reading

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THE CELESTIAL QUARTET

There were four clouds dark as mid-nigh standing on a dusk horizon.   Their horizontal stance done they appeared vertical and they were side by side – tall they seemed to me to be.   Though I was sure that … Continue reading

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