Category: Poem

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Arboreal Awakening

The far maple, where I once hung Frankie’s tire swing, blooms. The maple beside our deck, the one with moss growing up its split trunk, arises from its winter slumber, too. We will enjoy...

poem about not giving up 0

Shine

Poem   Just know that you are smart Keep your treasure glowing Dial up your suntan Go see what the world is doing There’s a universe inside your skull Let its best flow out...

bereavement poem 0

Forget Forgiveness

Poem   Months have passed Summer turned to fall. Days are growing cold- and the wind is blowing fast …away to a crimson sky- bloody sunset and do you know? I still hide to...

old boat with finish net on the shore 0

Faith Amidst Doubt?

Haibun Simon said in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets.” Luke 5:5, New American Bible   How did you...

inspiring poem about life 0

Of Storms

Inspiring Poem   To know that the thatches will hold To know that the storm will break To know of a forecast beyond today I say to you this: These books are my life...

poem about pain 0

Monster

Poem   Even if I’d set out to intentionally create a source of pain, I couldn’t have done better. Because it never really leaves, it only lessens, Becomes distracted by a leg cramp here,...

beach house with tall plants at dusk 0

Weekend-feeling Weekday

Weekend-feeling Weekday Sharon Van Etten’s Taking Chances croons in my earbuds. Late afternoon heat breaks, and a pale-blue sky remains at sunset. Some cardinal flies from branch to branch, as the hoot of an...

Hope Collector 1

The Hope Collector

I am the collector of thrown away hopes. Lost and forgotten, blown in the wind, strewn in the street. I pick them up, brush them off and give them someone, someone who believes in...