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28 January 2006

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gingerivers

Wonderful poem Sharon!

Rachel

This is wonderful! If I ever teach a class on odes again, I'd love for my students to read this.

Have you read Pablo Neruda's Odes to Common Things?

SB

Thanks, both of you -- and Rachel, I'm flattered. Of course you should always feel free to use any of my poems. And I don't think I have read that Neruda -- and I bet it's in my bookcase.

Sadly, I have to wait till next week . . .

Poetry

4 June 2007

After the storm, my mind cleared.


And a high wind arose and blew the tropics north.


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running quartz crystals through a blender.

sand through your engines.

bubbles in your bays.

estuaries reaching out toward forbidden seas...

sand through your eyes.

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5 June 2007


Calm as baby's breath


as peaceful as the storm's eye


Clouds spread and drawn with rough strokes of stratospheric winds


a warm and windy tropical day.

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7 June 2007


Black water at dusk.

Lighting on the horizon.


Warm winds coming in across the darkening waters.


A flash of white wings as an egret takes flight.


And Thunder like God clearing his throat.

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8 June 2007


Morning star in the still of the clear, dark waters.


a sky as clear eyed as a young girl.


bruised and tattered storm remnants limp off in the gathering light.

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