Tag Archives: Poetry

Sleep Walk

And when we sleep, Let us loose ourselves fully from the waking world– Unbound from its mortal constraints, Disentangled from conscious fears and notions. Let the light not meet our shuttered brains, That we may escape, For as brief a … Continue reading

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Our World

We live in a world Where every leaf cries out To be touched To be caressed To be fondled. Where every twig and branch Every twist and braid Of a wrought iron fence Every concrete frond Of an ornamental fern … Continue reading

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O Time

Written in the summer of 2009, this poem has seen the weeks of wandering it describes turn into months and years, all without my dear Courtney.  Otherwise, it is as true now as it was then.  I miss you, my … Continue reading

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Slipping Into Slumber

Sometimes getting home is the hardest part of the journey. 24 hours in, with another 14 to go, and I’ve had only brief snatches of bus-sleep. I wrote this at some point in the hours between yesterday and today, and … Continue reading

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Assassins

I thought of this poem this morning and decided to share it.  The rhyme scheme was inspired by the Joseph Strauss poem, ‘The Mighty Task Is Done’, written in celebration of the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge.  It is … Continue reading

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The Morning The Sun Didn’t Rise

This is a poem, from my far away Peace Corps days.  Today I am fulfilling and life-long dream and heading for Serbia for a week or so.  I am very excited.  I’m not sure when I’ll get to post again, … Continue reading

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Not My War

This poem came to mind as I was trying to fall asleep.  I’m not sure why it did, but I was happy because I had more or less forgotten about it.  I wrote this almost three years ago, and both … Continue reading

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