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Sonnet: How We Perceive Time

We are divided absolutely into two camps said the women in her very British way between those who see themselves moving along time like they are walking on a scroll unrolling and those who are standing in a river that … Continue reading

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Heartwood

It may have been Henry, or Gary, or Wendell, who said when you split firewood it warms you twice.  And I once wrote a poem titled Twice Burned, a very different story.  Sometimes you live it once, then again on … Continue reading

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After the Wind

It was a portentous day the sort of magic like a curse of misshapen noses or the illusion of pigs in profile sculpted in cloud-form when they actually were dogs. Puddles everywhere fallen limbs and the feeling that something happened … Continue reading

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Sonnet, Summer Night

It is hot in the bedroom but not sultry, a humid stultification, all the long day’s travails insinuated within its red walls, abrogation of the laws of thermodynamics. A cheap plastic fan by the window pushing warm air through warm … Continue reading

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Love Sonnet

This poem slipped on the muddy bank and plunged into icy water, shock of unimagined depth, involuntary gasp and bob-up and size-up and sweep- down; this is how it feels to be caught in the current, wave-trains, hay-stacks, hydraulics, big … Continue reading

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Summer Sonnet

Say you are the tomato plant in the container on the flagstone patio of her garden. She waters you when you droop, and snips away the superfluous yellow flowers. You are not the tomato plant in its entirety, in her … Continue reading

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Sonnet of Dark Matter

It starts with the radio story of an inventor in New Orleans who built an elaborate musical instrument that turns the weather — wind, sun, temperature, falling rain — into electronic tones. I am struck by the sound of the … Continue reading

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