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Two Tankas in July The dunes open here A river’s expectant mouth Warm tongue unfurling Into the heat of the day Fresh water frenches the sea —- Full moon sinking slow Over the west river’s marsh Light leaking softly To … Continue reading

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The Spring Wind Cannot

Midnight in mid-June, Lilacs heavy in the air. I bare my neck now, But the spring wind cannot find All the places your lips touched.

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As the Sun Goes Down

Do not mistake these for slowness, Not a lazy evening near the ocean With the gentle-seeming stirring Amongst black strands of seaweed In shallows—for this is only the waves’ Awed whisper of the weight of the sea; Not the bank … Continue reading

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Looking for Lilacs

June 5—butter stays Hard on the table— I’d go looking for lilacs— If I could find my long johns

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Spring Wind From the South

If age makes me blank and hum of piss Remember that I now say this: This inky apple blossom scent— That perfumers from here to Ghent Have tried and failed to reinvent (With its aftertaste of a first kiss), That … Continue reading

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Recursions of Green (poems from old notebooks, January 2011)

There’s a poem where you step out of a fountain’s column of water, morning sun low behind you, and the water stops as you leave it, column branching in wide arcs as lily stems below the flowers. In that poem … Continue reading

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A Slice of Poetry

I had the great delight a while back to be one of the persons asked by Becka Viau to contribute a poem to @readingtownpei’s A Slice of Poetry project. I wrote a depressing little poem for it, which is being … Continue reading

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