Monthly Archives: October 2012

SIRENS

It is strange to be awakened by sirens in the distance, cutting through my second awakening of the night. I am rested enough to appreciate that strangeness and not make it anything but the town taking care of itself. Besides, … Continue reading

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HEADING HOME

What to do with awaking too soon, too alert to rest, and so many hours until dawn? I do have nights in which I sleep 5 hours at a stretch, and can also return for more. Not so, right now. … Continue reading

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VERY UNLIKELY

It’s very unlikely that you or I have ever known the sounds and scents that make up this poem. Well, maybe one or more? Let’s see: “S O A K I N G U P S U N Today there … Continue reading

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ON THE RIVER, OUT ON THE OCEAN

This Autumn there have been big winds. I see the trees whirl with invisible currents that carry neither snow nor rain. Very strange to one who used to be out at the crack of dawn to run. I remember my … Continue reading

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BEING LOVED

This morning I picked up a book that I’d cut my spiritual teeth on! The poet, not of the ancients, nor even one popularly quoted & noted, but surely one who, once read, is truly remembered. Let’s begin with this … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS, 2010

I have in my hand a small book, entitled ‘count me the stars’ . On its back were the words that followed: ‘on your ceiling this night’. When it’s after 3 a.m. and the leaves have begun to move again, … Continue reading

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