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How To Be A Poet (to remind myself)

i Make a place to sit down.  Sit down. Be quiet.  You must depend upon  affection, reading, knowledge,  skill—more of each  than you have—inspiration,  work, growing older, patience,  for patience joins time  to eternity. Any readers  who like your poems,  … Continue reading

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Oh Night Thou Wast My Guide

Upon a darkened night the flame of love was burning in my breast And by a lantern bright I fled my house while all in quiet rest Shrouded by the night And by the secret stair I quickly fled The … Continue reading

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A Mender Of Things

poem source:  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=25264 

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The Time Of Singing Has Come

.. Arise, my love, my fair one,     and come away; for now the winter is past,     the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth;     the time of singing has come.   Song of Solomon 2:10-12

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Nothing Is So Beautiful As Spring

  Nothing is so beautiful as spring— When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like lightnings … Continue reading

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Reaching Limits, Finding Space

If you miss open space  in the city, like I do, the one thing you can always do is: look up. Here is a wide expanse, here is room for you, here is a glimpse of freedom… I think Lent is … Continue reading

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Mary, Mother

. With your warm hands heal me in your body know me to your darkness draw me at your breast hold me. For I was homesick, and you brought me home; I was alone, and now I am in touch; … Continue reading

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