D-Day

…. Day Lilies bloom       in Central Virginia   Overnight       round the sixth day             each June. ~ So sudden their sight As that seen at night   When Fireflies       compete             with the moon. ~ Essential […] Continue reading

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whitespace

    when winter steps in the air becomes thin sunshine creeps into the forest ~ the blackbirds will come they have it their run no one there now will dare protest ~ life has all gone! it followed the sun none in the wake but what dearest ~ the blackbirds don’t care as strangers […] Continue reading

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Latter Day Man

I don’t know, but think so. I don’t understand.   I’m slow on the up-take, But fast with a hand   To help a good neighbor, Or helping a friend –   I glow in the up-beat, A latter day man.   What Charlie hath saith I dare countermand,   But Natural Selection? It’s more […] Continue reading

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Dos Mundos

~ In Charlottesville      there are four seasons; For Farmington,      less so.   Equidistant      more than reason; For Farmington,      more snow.   I live apart,      two separate worlds –   One, in culture,      East Coast finds; Another features      high terrains.   Of which, does Nature      or human creature, […] Continue reading

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The Heart of the Beast

~ There’s just so much non-sense     a soul can endure From the trivial minded,     decided, obdure.   I met one once     lambasting for sure The current administration:     denigration, impure.   Oh sure.  They do it.     Again and again. Forever and ever,     and on to no end.   Things are […] Continue reading

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Concessions and Compromises

  Nature, Unforgiving, Takes back from the living, Recants on committed, Retracts what is given, Reneges.   On everything given It strives behind striven, Survives by just living, Nature deprives in the end. Nature’s a Janus faced friend.   My mother had died While I was sleeping. Death came a-creeping, Still while a-sleeping; Death came […] Continue reading

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An Idea of Reason

~ In nearing the end     of Summertime season, One wonders where Winter,     Spring and Fall go.   The Young Ones     who made it,  thus far,          are still here – Amazing,     since Chance         is a Fiction  unknown.   As Fledglings depart,     it marks a new season; It begins just […] Continue reading

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Denouement

  ~ Collapse?      Perhaps of the bee population; and then, there’s that of the Monarch Butterfly.   No one knows     where everything goes; and no one even knows why.   Perhaps a collapse     in routine regulation, and the social order     of the hive.   Snow doesn’t go […] Continue reading

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A Supreme Fiction

~ It was here where I saw you two years ago.   Do you still live in the only world that you know?   Our worlds are diff’rent, though not – they’re the same.   My world is fiction. But, even that is a name.   Wallace once called it a supreme kind of game. […] Continue reading

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A Rock ‘n Roll Stone

      Do not disturb,   disrupt or perturb the stone as it rolls   to its rest.   It’s been long coming down   from a Rock ‘n Roll round –   To leave it alone would be best.   And the worm   as it turns,   tunnels and churns; it does […] Continue reading

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When We Were Three

. . Come now. Come and go with me. Together we’ll walk     round the red Maple trees. . Down past the block, we’ll walk and we’ll talk – Old Henry with you, and me will be three. . We can make believe as we used to be – three old amigos, back when […] Continue reading

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Morning Song

~ Red sky at sunrise silhouettes trees, where one shadow lists to the freeze ~ inclined to escape the solid space ~ into airy freedom at large. ~ A neighbor’s, it seems, to seek, endeavor, ~ it enamors for that which it longs. ~ And the birds sing along ~ in a cold harbored throng […] Continue reading

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