Category Archives: Poetry

Last Chances

Fall, even the name says down Crushed into the earth. The leaves of autumn become No more than mulch, sacrificing what has been To a future spring. Foot falls, damp, the lamps of Twilight wash sidewalks Already wet with fog … Continue reading

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For Irma

Storm Racked How should I sing when buffeting salt waves And stung with bitter surges, in whose might I toss, a cockleshell? The dreadful night Marshals its undefeated dark and raves In brutal madness, reeling over graves Of vanquished men, … Continue reading

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Musical Interlude

  AND THEN I WROTE I wrote a line under the influence of wine about what was then and when I felt more myself than now. How love is lost to be recaptured when boy meets girl in a whirl … Continue reading

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Refuge

The Lake Isle of Innisfree W. B. Yeats, 1865 – 1939 I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee; … Continue reading

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The Poem Omitted

Noon of January 20 is a deadline.  It marks the date when the term of one President ends and the term of another begins.  The momentous event takes place courtesy of a simple 35 word statement: The Oath of Office: … Continue reading

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