Tag Archives: Nature

Aftereffects Of Fire

Here, where fire once raged Our voice is diminished As if our speech leaves through Lungs weighing only of paper And this trail we have carved To stand next to old giants With charred arms Comes with symbols and words … Continue reading

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I’m the child who strips sticks off maples and oaks To slap curbs like drums Make them mallets To tap out the melodious Microtones of storm drain covers   I preform this inside A concrete planned pattern Where Chestnut street … Continue reading

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Salmon River Spring

Cool kiss from the forest Stirs an inner revival Charged by its music Fresh from the source That drums upon rocks. As if my very bones Were strewn underneath The stream of Orpheus Whose rhythms sink Past thirst, deep within … Continue reading

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Opal Pool

The roads are so young Where old mines have been forgotten. They stumble through the forest Uneven, full of ruts, washouts. Men have come with tools Left them, returned with better. Implements that shine silver Rust resistant, until rains never … Continue reading

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Ardor Sustenance

Your heat is about me It is a blanket, a cloak of feverishness An eternal wrap of rays Heating my outer shell ……brittle Seeping into my inner softness.   At times you hold me too tight…then I become a burner, … Continue reading

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That’s Not The Intent

We walked the old trail Full of abandoned orchards Until we reached the dock. Smooth and new, sticking out Into the river Under an unfriendly sun. Others, on the dock …fishing with Umbrellas blocking the seeping heat, Their poles lying … Continue reading

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Array

It’s a controlled randomness How we travel……. We twist and bend In an array of paths Through snarls, Through touching, Through communication. We cover the ground With our wanders. The land listens To our voice, We say everything to it … Continue reading

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Fauna Lost Her Ears

  You are circling, circling High above us In partial slivers of light. You have lost your chariot And are so silent. Sing to me Selene, though The music doesn’t sound the same. It doesn’t reverberate As it once did. … Continue reading

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Fall And All

“This sun is beating down too hot, too early. Can’t you see how this new spring is fooling the trees? They like it at first, unfurling their leaves in premature green, then July hits and they think it’s September. It’s … Continue reading

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