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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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November Rain

I can’t quite remember the rhythms Our pulses beat together at night. All I hear now is November rain, Thready and erratic in the eaves.

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Frost in Autumn Grass

When we stop telling lies to ourselves What is left to us but silence? The past is frost in autumn grass Out there turning buttercups blue. I remember the sound of wings In the mist on a morning river. There … Continue reading

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Night and Day

In dreams the impossible becomes routine. You skate exuberant rings around Saturn With me in one moment and, in the next, pause To consider Jupiter’s situation With gravity before waxing nostalgic About dark Mars bars on late October nights. You … Continue reading

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Global

Like the glaciers The white lines of my hair thin, Recede every year.

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After

No one alive now remembers Rain on their skin in October Or how it varnished ochre larch. The slow rise and fall of water Moving with the moon over sand, The deep breaths of a pensive sea. The languid foreplay … Continue reading

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