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Poetry Revision

The greatest lesson a writer can learn is the art of revision. A text can always be improved. A poem can always be distilled to the essential image – the central emotion, the basic truth the poem is seeking. One … Continue reading

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Poet’s Dilemma

Poet’s Dilemma Where do the words come from? Listening to the world? Reading a book? Walking in a forest? Praying? Suffering? A thought forms in my mind. An image tries to find the light. My heart aches as all I … Continue reading

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The Leaf

Consider – the weight of a leaf the burden it must carry the work of a leaf Leaf hanging from the branch cooling, feeding, breathing. Beauty as it rises to the sun greeting bird and breeze. Spring bud hope of … Continue reading

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Decision Point

Standing at the point of decision. Crossroads. Rail and car cross in time. The road bends into the unknown. Two rails held apart by strong ties. Standing at the junction of fear and longing, contemplating the turmoil of the heart. … Continue reading

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