Monthly Archives: September 2011

But ! They’re My Grapes

But! They’re my grapes for making wine — Mine! Dammit! Yeah? Who said so? The squirrel is munching whole bunches and robins one grape at a time, splatter purple droppings on the patio. Hey! These are my grapes. Really? Nature … Continue reading

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Who’s Moon

I must ask, if there were a garden of Eden is this the moon that shone light on Eve and Adam’s shame? The moon Galileo made telescopes for, for wealthy princes to use to beguil their ladies? The moon that … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves

The yellow leaves fall from our peach tree; on the ground, now another tree.

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Fireflies and Starfire

“Poetry is the most original form of language and it is the natural foundation of the spiritual life.” Robert E. Doud in Poetry, Poetics and the Spiritual Life, printed in The Way magazine, October 2010. Rilke, paraphrased, “The poet’s vocation … Continue reading

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WHEN I SAY

WHEN I SAY      When I say I love you to the night sky for bringing me stars and more stars      When I say I love you to the dawn light breaking like an egg yolk      When I … Continue reading

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Rained In

He’s sitting in his car reined in by rain, single, hundreds thousands of rain drops are bashing themselves against the windshield he could get out and let the rain soak him, he has done that, laughing, tilting up his face … Continue reading

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