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StillPoint

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In the center of human longing Is a sacred space; The destination of a weary traveler; An inn at the end of the world. It is a place from which All outward activities proceed; The wellspring of the spirit. It is the still point in a turning world. There the particulars of the past Move […]

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In The Winter Sky

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Light lay cold in the winter sky Sun streaked gold on the path that lie Between the ice and boot pack snow That took me to my boyhood home.   A walk of little import then Has come to call in time again For no particular reason why But for the similarity of the sky. […]

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A Patch of Ice

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Snow had fallen overnight And dropped a thin veneer of white Just enough it was to hide The truth that lay below my side For surely I’d a walked around That piece of earth that took me down If I had only seen below An extraordinary fall of snow. But tricks lay restless and beauty […]

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The Songs of Cimarron

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  Out my window to the wide open plains Come a rolling thunder of a fast moving train West of Independence toward the Colorado Springs In the land of the jackal and the meadowlark wing.   There were songs in the air as we made our way Past the farms and the fields and the […]

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August Spring

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The clouds of fair weather Rose and fell, then separate Winds were sent to send Them down in mosaic Over the August land. A rift had formed In weaker layers, Out of sight But not unnoticed. Sun broke through in elastic fashion To spray the waters of the Adirondack bay With fire. All the pine […]

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Verse

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Walk the earth, search the barren field For words. Seeds of winter wheat; Seeds turned old when all’s been said. Truth be told Nothing’s new beneath the freezing sun. Still, voices call across the canyon And back into the blue. Echoes fade to a pluck on the sleeve. Roses answer to the man, And blossom […]