Monthly Archives: May 2011

LIGHTS OUT

Final draft You turn on the light switch and the room fills with light — turn off the light and the light disappears — where did the light go? Like the light falling through the trees of Paris onto Hemingway’s … Continue reading

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LIGHTS OUT

Where Does The Light Go, Lights Out I am sharing this second draft of a poem in progress. I have typed up the second draft from my handwritten first draft, (I always write first drafts with my hand, organically, flowing … Continue reading

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Bird Watching

Bird Watching — The Nursery Plein Air Journal Notes 5/24/2011 Out on the driveway a black grackle is pecking at the head of a squirrel, peck scamper peck scamper peck, the dive bombing grackle in pursuit, squirrel scooting out of … Continue reading

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More Lunacy

More Lunacy Under a full Moon my robe slips off my shoulders. Stripped, feet on cold grass, I stand naked, quivering, shivering, eye to eye with full Moon. “Moon, why have you given to me love I cannot have fulfilled?” … Continue reading

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Plein Air

In the face of what I cannot control I crave innocence and return to what always brings consolation in grief, plein air writing, whereby I must leave myself behind and focus on what is around me, as I sit beside … Continue reading

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Rainbows Vanish

Driving northward on I-25 the rainbows of yesterday are memories; Today, a son’s task,  to visit his mother, 95, recovering from pneumonia: To tell her that her first-born son, my older brother, has passed on. Gripping the rainbow shape of … Continue reading

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Goodby, My Brother

Black storm clouds raced acoss the foothills Sheets of dark rain drenched your pastures. With the shudders of your last breaths. We held hands and prayed around you. Lovingly, my thumb closed your eyelids. The sun poured out on your … Continue reading

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