Monthly Archives: December 2019

Mary Poppins’ Promises

She blew in on the East Wind Clinging to an umbrella Of black silk and memory Snipped from a thundercloud’s heart And stretched over hollow bones. She walks streets in silence now And sings her songs through others. The raven … Continue reading

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Where to Begin, And When to Harvest

In Memoriam: Robert Smith I see you in an old photo Young and gangling in overalls Standing in a field, hands on hips, Considering where to begin The planting and when to harvest. I see you in an oil lamp’s … Continue reading

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A North Wind Ravels

Midnight and now the full moon falls Down the other side of the sky. A north wind ravels skeins of snow Along the river frozen black. A dead spruce stands among the fir In snow here up to their green … Continue reading

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