Monthly Archives: December 2015

A MEMORY REVIVED

The shadow of a cloud moved across the grass.   I watched it pass.   And after it passed it became a pleasant memory – and then it became a forgotten memory for my mind let go of it to … Continue reading

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HAIKU #2

So fast it happened. I got old. Call me “Old Man” That is what I am.   Time – it goes so fast. I did not grasp its swiftness. Past my understanding.   Nothing I can do. Too late for … Continue reading

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ON A CHRISTMAS EVE

On a Christmas Eve some eighty years ago I quietly descended the stairs and peeked into our living room to see my father setting up an electric train in front of our Christmas tree.   No one saw me.   … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS WEEK HAIKU

Christmas – it has changed. So has the world I live in. Can’t handle it well.   Age has made me old. Some people don’t get that way. Some folks I envy.   But I still know love and am … Continue reading

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A DOSE OF DAWN

The sunlight which strikes my eyes at dawn bears its surprises.   Never the same when it returns again – on that I can depend.   Of course some days are dark even when the night departs and ushers in … Continue reading

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SWALLOWING THE SUN

Did you know that recently a black hole in space swallowed a star?   That’s what I read the other day.   I guess it must be true.   But the star I read about was millions of miles away, … Continue reading

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PLAYING WITH “SELF-PITY”

Visited by a modicum of self pity while laid way back in my recliner I say to me: “I am useless!”   And then I raise the question with myself: “Does that mean I am worthless?”   I decide that … Continue reading

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MY LAST SUPPER

It wasn’t a dream for I was already awake.   But my head was still on my pillow and, da Vinci’s LAST SUPPER came to mind.   I could see the disciples sitting there and Jesus was in the center … Continue reading

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THE BOTTOM SHEET

Putting a bottom sheet onto the mattress of a king size bed is something that I never learned to do ’til after I became eighty-eight.   Rather late the process joined my fate.   Lots of folks never have had … Continue reading

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THREE HAIKU

Daylight is shrinking. I’m thinking: “I don’t like it.” It will increase soon.   The west intrigues me. My old eyes spend much time there. My mind goes way back.   Shadows surround me when I go to sleep at … Continue reading

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