Category Archives: Poetry

Clouds

What are they trying to tell us? Then again, maybe it’s not so much what they’re trying to tell us, as what we’re trying to tell them. “There is divinity in the clouds.” ~Lailah Gifty Akita “Clouds in the sky … Continue reading

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You Know What They Say

“You know what they say…” I’ve heard all my life, and I’ve often wondered just who They is, to know so little and stir up such strife– without them the world would be in bliss. Then it happened one day … Continue reading

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Hope Springs

Originally posted on Ali :
No matter how bleak the winter No matter how bare the tree Still, in spring, each twig Dreams big. Silver tips Bud, Unfurl: Emerald curl; In sure belief of summer’s sun, yet to come, A verdant…

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Blades of Grass

A personal paraphrase of Psalm 90 Father You have always been our home Before the mountains were thrust up Or the earth itself was shaped You were our God Yet at your word we turn to dust For time has no … Continue reading

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The Happiness Report

Originally posted on David Redpath:
The Happiness Report from the pagan haven of a guarded and gated sunny seaside resort Machine tooled from a block of concrete Then deposited upon a mangrove swamp along a once pristine coast Now a…

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The Gallery of Sin

Originally posted on To Dad With Love Poetry:
Clarity is rarely expected A relaxed focus A pattern out of Pale constellation Provocative Understanding I would never ask you to Explain it away What astonishes me is our ignorance Of our…

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Music from My Movies

Impossible Love The song Impossible Love plays a key role in my film Over-the-Rhine, as indeed it does in my life. Early in the movie, seventeen-year-old songwriter and drug addict Alec has a melody stuck in his head. He attempts … Continue reading

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