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Cold Blooded

Here is another poem based on a dream:   Cold-Blooded I laughed when I described this dream;  its image of hibernating snakes. My dream self is rolling them up in wool—blanketing them with such silly seriousness. I’m packing you away … Continue reading

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Eventually – this poem explores one of those moments when life changes unexpected. When an unknown future looms ahead it can be frightening, but unpredictabilty can force us to examine ourselves, can lead to recognition of a supressed spark within which, when nurtured, can lead to a more fulfilling life.

Eventually I’m wildly volatile wildly untamed. Wildchild, your eternal rebel. Down with left-brained order! Rightmindedly I cling to chaos whose wholeness doesn’t dissolve my freedom. Don’t define me and lose my ambiguity. Don’t desert me; don’t diffuse me. Choose me … Continue reading

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Spring The frog’s song swells in puddlemelt. Listen! Earth is drinking. Birds stir and the world begins building its promise. All is not done yet.

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The Mare – while looking over old photos for some to illustrate existing poems, I found a photo that inspired me to write a new poem! It’s short, but evokes the moment.

The Mare There’s a mare there in the meadow, down in the grass. Warm in a sunny place. Rolling. Arching. Free from saddle. Alone in clover. All satin and lace.

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Moonflowers – a short poem. All the photographs used to illustrate my poems are my own. The photos were not my inspiration, but I chose them from pictures I’ve taken over the years because they illustate the image or sentiment expressed.

Moonflowers Pale and purple hearts twine together under the moon like faint hopes firmly rooted. Tentative tendrils of shy passion weave a vital tune. The quiet deep song seeps slowly from their hearts and kisses the ghostly bloom.

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Stargazer. We all have flashes of clarity; this poem represents one of those moments.

Stargazer She’s the stargazer— wonder-eyed flower child. Discord doesn’t faze her. In it she sees the contrast of our potential harmony. Starlike, her laser glance penetrates deceit, and from defeat she gathers starflowers of awareness to scatter at our feet.

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Ocean Home, a poem inspired by a stay on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Ocean Home The erratic motion of the waves in the ocean creates an hypnotic urge; a shadowed remembrance of things primeval in the sound of the thunder of the ebb and the surge. I’m a stone. What a notion! I … Continue reading

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A poem – inspired by nature, remembered and refound thanks to Robert Hartley’s inspired poetry in his book “Mossbackdragon”

Robert’s personal saga, which hi-lights his creative process in writing poetry, reminded me that I once wrote poems of my own, in a period of my life when I had time to meditate regularly (I seem to need time … … Continue reading

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