A Song For the Healers

It’s not a song of anythingBut maybe it can help.It’s not about hope, or pressing onYou wouldn’t want to hear that anywayIt’s not a mile I’d walk in your shoesA poet’s hope can’t sustain youAnd the miles I’d go, they can’t tell you soWhen you have to walk them anywayBecause you’re fighting the fight that’s…

Stay

Not long ago, winter’s prime of light and fires  Led to chimneys smoking. It stayed the ice That crowded around the window’s edge, sneaking to steal the warmth which always Waited at the door. Apples roasted for the pie as Butter melted, the sweetness rising with the scent That whispered, stay…still…see…stay. Heart thundered at chopping…

Travel Series: Budapest

Non place, non time, non sense. My compatriots, silent as always in Their conversations and movement through. Through what? I say. Through what? Here I could be anywhere. Managed as a wing-ed stripe through blue that revels in petrol cloud,  relinquishing any hold it has on the ground. It takes me here, a place abundant in…

Now I’ve Seen the Ocean

And now I’ve seen the oceanOne small part my gaze could fitAnd wondered how far it goesThe waves hold no answerThey only flow onThe gulls call as alwaysThe ships in turn and anchorHave seen muchAnd go farther without meThe white lines that crest wavesShow me like a mapThe way the ocean movesBy crest and wing…

Friendship

Friendship is a milestoneWrapped around your neckAnd bound to the heart,Never given away.It is there to write in stoneWhat can never be heldIn the air.A moment that’s true,And honest, requires no voice.A time that’s safe,A warm embrace,Is never lostWhen freely held outIn the rain.Grass will grow.For this is true friendship:That you find joyIn the company…

Caesar’s Long Promise

On the silent sideThe song that playsOne of nature’s bestThe stream, I know, has it’s nooksAnd cranes, that flowing and flowingFlow on.A constant, million pulses,Each with it’s own voice.They carry aloud the autumnalDemand to be known by its dying flashOf red, brown, and gray.The music is seen.I know and I know well,Assuredly as the sunMay…

Wing Me Away

Awake and still in buried darkWanting and waiting away.The moon casts her shadowed markAs time, her branches, sway. Out upon where dire leafTo withered branches clings,And feels the bite of cold reliefThat flies on wintry wings. I wish the wind, her fearless dance,Had made some wings for me.A sleepless night is naught to glanceFor one…

Ribbons and Dancing At Midnight

The tea shon gold as silver string,Tied in ribbon on glassy wing.Her finger here to linger whereShe found the warmth to tarry there.The leaf had left its own.The northing star upon the headDescends the summit, turns to bed.To rest and rest, as if to dreamShe’ll find her healing- shine again!Though war starts within.But through her…

The Leaving Song

To the first and the end I’ve been here.They smile in silence as the Taywatches o’er me,a sole mast at the top of the sea.Fire washes eyes in the dead-silenceof bird song and bitter-sweet farewells.I am not ready to move.For bonnie is the greenish of the law-cresting pine, silver as sky-reflected sea,Hollowed are the steeples…

Introduction

Have you ever felt something so deeply that it moved you to tears? It could be the beauty in a sunset, saying goodbye to a dear friend, having your heart broken, leaving home, recalling when your child said ‘mommy’ for the first time, winning the big game, or the ending of your favorite book. These…


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