Category Archives: poetry

Two-Year-Old

Once, while I lay on the sofa resting, he put his building blocks close to my face and played with them, his face inches from mine, his baby breath close enough to feel. I just lay there, entranced. Advertisements

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The Last Good-bye

The other day I watched a video about grief and the facilitator gave us a topic to think about.  “The last time I saw you.” Why can’t I remember our good-bye the last time I saw you? It was hot … Continue reading

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Bass Player

I like to watch you with your bass guitar– the way you finger the strings. They say you’re good, and I want to hear what makes you good. I watch your fingers as I hear the thumping chords, wanting to … Continue reading

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The Surf

First night by the shore, the pounding surf, raw and terrible so close to my bed invaded sleep, became a tidal wave in my dreams. Day three– no longer does the fury disturb me; the power unleashed outside my window … Continue reading

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Birding in the Wind

Cold wind, gusting hard punches trees and hurls the birds along. Most hunker down, concealed. But we birders search them out – red-cheeked, scoured, undaunted.

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The Secret Park

I threw on my hoodie – the morning was cold and shiny, just how I like it. I felt good, felt like walking somewhere different, somewhere outside my comfort zone. So I followed my nose for half an hour or … Continue reading

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Tony, Lover of Cats

No mother could cradle her babe more tenderly than you do that big and beautiful cat in your arms. They know, those arms, instinctively how it’s done and the cat knows it, too, as he lifts his handsome face to … Continue reading

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #9

From Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard Excerpt #9 is by writer, poet and nature mystic, Annie Dillard.  In Teaching a Stone to Talk she describes first-hand what it was like to experience a total solar eclipse. “The … Continue reading

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Very Much

“No matter how much I do it’s never enough!” I fumed, uncorking my pent-up anger, letting her have a full measure of my true feelings. She cried, unleashing her own frustration at the life she calls hell these days. My … Continue reading

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For Mary Oliver, Poet

Mary Oliver, the poet, died last week at 83. Intensely private, she rarely granted interviews, but I heard one on the radio this morning. When gently probed by her interviewer, she hinted at a dark and menacing childhood, and said … Continue reading

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