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Encountering Self-Doubt

I go into the field at dawn when dark trees seem scribbled out of the mist   and sound becomes silence settling deep into the grass, bird down and the fur of rabbits   as she descends the hillside hushed in her shawl and skirt, the weave of both unraveling   into loose ends. Threads […]

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A Lil’ Moon Haiku

morning greets with moon framed in autumn’s auburn leaves bright light, stay with me

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Wednesday

    Named curiously for Odin, but ignoring the strong “d” – makes a drizzling, overcast entrance putting an anticlimatic pall on morale.   Always the day after voting and the day before thanks, aligned precisely in the middle as though, the star of the show.   The first fourth day of the initial week, […]

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The Offering

    About a decade ago around Thanksgiving, I had seen a story on PBS about an 18th century midwife, named Martha Ballard, who kept a meticulous journal about her patients, treatments, weather conditions and everyday events in her life. The entries were written from a very pragmatic perspective, direct and to the point. Yet, […]

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Home

Home Lean closer. You will hear it. Look twice, and you will find more peace, joy, and gratitude in your heart and in mine. It is fragile. It is a keeper. Nothing to give away. For thanksgiving is at home, at home it shall stay. I am home.    

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IMAX

  Guarding against the of-late tendency to forget completely,   I sketched the past to scale on blue-checked graph paper,   putting into an overview perspective the best and worst iconic moments,   all tops of heads, shoulders and cleavage, accurate miniature snapshots,   not influenced by expression or words, no innuendo or facial tics, […]

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More

My Love, my love becomes more love the moment I think of you. Your eyes, as blue as the sea, reach to mine near or far. Your hands extend my way easily. Your hug holds fast to what I know. My Love, my love becomes more love the moment I think of you. Thank you, […]

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Re-imagined Scenes From The Last Samurai

  I        ( Taka) The guest in my house is a stranger from the sea. He walked our beach striking the ancient stones with his footsteps, The sun   igniting his shadow long and lean as the weapon he carried. Not the sword of samurai but something called a gun.   He says I’m […]

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Waiting In Meath, Ireland 1916

“And evening found her thus…”                        Francis Ledwidge The wind blows on a rusty harmonica of hinges. The music of rasp and moan as the gate hangs open lamenting the loss of summer, waiting for someone to return. In his absence, the garden has grown wild from neglect. His wife hasn’t pruned the roses or […]

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A Few Words

Jokes and yarns are undeniably very much a part of our Australian culture and have been told and retold for decades. Poets through the years have always enjoyed the challenge of presenting them in verse. Depression years were hard on folks, a quid was hard to find. Some men they took Matilda up and left […]