Archive for March, 2006

Another Saved Poem…From 1983

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Still Life My father is sitting on a duck In the middle of a field On our kitchen table. A still life in fading black and white Curling at the edges The Kodak print holds a past That belongs partly to me. My father is no longer Just a soldier’s face on the mantle Or […]

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Despite

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Under stacked magazines, A floor made of wood Echoes faintly The breath of ancient trees. Man, the despoiler, Cleaves and plunders the earth To exploit for his gain — Feels justified. Under the dim canopy Of towering redwood, Seeds germinate Daily, cell by cell. Nature, objective, Regenerates life. A miracle of chaos Flows up forth […]

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Bookmarking a Poem Saved Since 1989

Monday, March 27th, 2006

I’ve had this poem shuffling around my file cabinet for many years. It’s time to put it somewhere more or less permanent. The Graves of Cats The graves of cats are not like those of dogs or parakeets. They have been slipped out of a day or maybe two after you packed the dark dirt […]

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