OH MY STARS

Have a seat upon this branch of mineIt’s been a while honey I think I feel fineI see the question mark a top your spineI’ve got a ladder honey won’t you let me climbTell me all about your foreign warsAnd all about the photographs that line your drawers‘Cause I know a lot about closing doorsBut […]

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A SHORT STORY OF FALLING

In the past year as I’ve continued my independent study of poetry, I’ve become acquainted with some contemporary poets of the UK. The latest is Oxford-educated Alice Oswald, who lives in Devon and often has the natural world at the center of her work. Thus far I’ve only had a brief read of some of […]

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BENEDICTION

May all of your days shine brightly,And your nights blessed with peace,Wherever you lay down to sleep. And all things are made goodFor those who believe.May you grow from the seedInto a strong, frutiful tree. As the days unfold, hold your breath to see-Life is a mystery.And joy, it is severe, when the way is […]

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THE LAYERS

I have walked through many lives,some of them my own,and I am not who I was,though some principle of beingabides, from which I strugglenot to stray.When I look behind,as I am compelled to lookbefore I can gather strengthto proceed on my journey,I see the milestones dwindlingtoward the horizonand the slow fires trailingfrom the abandoned camp-sites,over […]

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THE BOOK OF LOVE

The book of love is long and boringNo one can lift the damn thingIt’s full of charts and facts and figuresand instructions for dancingbut I, I love it when you read to meand you, you can read me anything The book of love has music in itIn fact that’s where music comes fromSome of it […]

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