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November morning … .

I sit before the keyboard like a composer at a piano; flexing my thoughts like fingers, seeking the unheard sequence of notes from the mind’s silent symphony. A chaffinch trills in the November rain; breaking the silence of this reverie. … Continue reading

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The lost garden ..

Between the leaves of a poetry book a pressed rose petal lies, fragile now and sere. The tangible touch of a summer’s day ephemeral and fleeting. A damask rose, the souvenir of two lovers meeting; its fugitive beauty faded there, … Continue reading

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In the high places …

In the high places where blizzards bury sheep, great stones of granite mark an ancient site .. a burial chamber undisturbed .. left to rest in prehistoric silence, it sleeps .. Wheresoe’er I turn my head the high places speak … Continue reading

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Swallows gather …

Swallows gather in chattering lines on telephone wires. I smile at the juxtaposition. Excitement is in the air; leaves are swirling in their Autumnal dance and the youngest brood swoop and swerve from higher and higher .. O, sleek promise … Continue reading

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In memory ….

Sunlight on a photo frame obscures your face from view. In your absence sunshine fills, as you once did, this empty space: a farewell kiss, last fleeting smile across a room; last time I spoke your name: my sister, here … Continue reading

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Footprints …

I followed footprints in the sand that, like my own, the sea would soon erase and took comfort from this allegory of life; the imprints of our days that so soon will leave no trace … yet other eyes will … Continue reading

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Echoes …

Great granite stones squat on the deserted shore; abandoned deities of an atavistic cult .. worshippers of sun and moon and of a natural law. The sculptress sea has smoothed and honed their features into grey obscurity. But the invocations … Continue reading

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Almost Autumn …

Almost Autumn; rainbow rings around the moon, ephemeral moments lost so soon. Mists on rivers, lake and sea diffused by time like a memory .. butterfly wings in rich brocade; the touch of petals long decayed .. russet, amber, golden … Continue reading

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Time …

Inexorable as fate evenings advance with stealthy embrace in unfolding hours like purple nightshade. Alas, Summer is dying like a flower that fades. Make captive the season, O lordly Sun, hold back the dead leaves of windswept Autumn. Preserve the … Continue reading

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I walked with you …

I walked with you in time suspended in a country far from strife where in the gentle coastal breeze flowering grasses bent their plumes to the Punic thistle blooms .. and sweet was life .. in the meadow mallows flourished … Continue reading

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