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Reposted for Halloween

Halloween Posted on October 31, 2013 by Ray Sharp Winter night, cold and clear, pallid moon, a shining sphere, colder than a witch’s tit, exposed outside its black brassiere. The stars were bright, their frozen light illuminated the winter night, … Continue reading

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Persisting

Again, I have to ask myself, is the persistence of snow causing my sadness or is the persistence of my sadness causing the snow? While I am hunkered down, the birds flit between snowflakes, unaware of their incongruous weight. I … Continue reading

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My Snowy April

Murmansk, Salekhard, Igarka, Iakutsk, Magadan, Komsomolsk, Baykal-Amu. Stalin’s GULAG blistered like herpes across the groin of Siberia, like the Katorga camps of the czars before him. This is not Sonja Henie, not Stockholm, not Drottnignholm Palace, no spring cruise on … Continue reading

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Haibun: April 5, 2016

Blue sky, snow white ground, like wrapped in a Finnish flag. No doubt the birds see color, but what does blue look like to them, to me, to you? Hanging laundry is a statement if optimism.   chickadee, goldfinch, redpoll … Continue reading

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Haibun: April 3, 2016

All Around You In a world without end, anywhere you stand must be at the exact center, but no more so than for the bee hives or the raspberry patch or the old white pine that lost some big limbs … Continue reading

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Early Spring

Listening to Townes sing about growing old as I drive back north into the last of winter, a battlefield strewn with old snow corpses in the ditches, under the black-eyed aspen and between the stoic pines. We’re hard on the … Continue reading

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haiku: late winter

mesmerizing snow streaking through the headlight beams drives me to madness

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