Category Archives: Poems

Silence

The power of poetry is often expressed in the silence between the words – felt in the things unsaid.  What to not say is the question.  Prose drones on until the words fade into meaningless noise.  Preachers and politicians speak, … Continue reading

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The Bottlebrush Didn’t Have a Poem at the Writing Conference

Between the dining hall and the classroom was a bottlebrush shrub.  It was precisely machine trimmed with square edges, flat top and plumb sides.  Conformed to a box, the nature within had lost its wildness.  Only two red brushes survived … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Poem – Twenty-one Guns

Twenty-one Guns The tour bus rumbles past the quiet monuments to the fallen. Shutters click as the tour guide speaks the litany of the shrine, that once was the Lee estate. Now it is that hallowed ground where solders come … Continue reading

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Thunder

A rare sound in my part of the world.  The clouds that float over my home are often just fluffy bunnies or prancing puppies. Sometimes they contain rain or are blown by strong winds. But the empty tummy growl of … Continue reading

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