Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fall Harvest, Julesberg, Colorado

Harvest machines drone, groan, churn, snort Stuff their greedy mouths; corn stalks Sticking out of their steel jaws. Maneuvering like ants from the Fields, fat trucks follow food trails of Yellow corn to sky-high grain silos. Under yellowing elms these … Continue reading

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Autumn, First Light

While drinking orange juice he sees the chore of today’s raking The last rusty leaves — curled knots dotting frosted spears of shaggy grass Opening the window, autumn air crisp as biting into apple crunch Dark tree branches hold up … Continue reading

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Awakening

Later than midnight loud knocking at my window awakens me I throw back the covers hurry across the chilly floor to open the curtains to moonlight. Moonlight.

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From Dante

From my favorite Italian poet, Dante: The Paradiso, Canto xxvi, line 128 and following Man’s inclination answers to the stars and ranges as the starry courses range. That man should speak is nature’s own behest; but that you speak in … Continue reading

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Blizzard, Beans and Birds

Blizzard, Beans and Birds 7:22 am, Nov. 2, 2011 Looking out the living room window to wind driven, blowing horizontal snow, chilled, he hunched up his shoulders, I need a cup of hot coffee. The black beans swirled, grinding to … Continue reading

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