Tag Archives: contemporary poetry

Black Rim

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I walk around my

small land where trees

abound and I have

a restlessness this year

I never had as if

my garden and I have lost

communication

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but I attend the land a lot

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I sit waiting as at

the bed of a sick child to

whom nobody hands

water exhausted

I tighten my hands one

with the other in

silent pain I look down

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to the aging skin

to the black rim under

my nails its dirt

sticking to me my garden’s

way to hold onto me

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I Notice

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I notice the silence

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not anymore the chirping
or the chatter of the wind

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I notice the hummingbird
trying stillness by furious

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flapping I stop engaging
myself I let go of my eyes

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frantic grasping of letters
on a page putting the book

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down where it was letting
my head as beheaded

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falling too

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Poem from the bilingual book California Notebook available for you also online.

The Songs Of Butterflies

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it is a revelation
not one cicada
sounds the same

a butterfly sitting
by me admiring
something I lose

myself on such lightness
I use to tell children
to stop and to listen to

the songs of
butterflies as
they nodded back

This poem, written in 2014, is from the collection California Notebooks 01, click on the title if interested in your own copy.

Beauty Lingering

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it’s an afterward
moving

this of giving poetry
a way

to talk about the beauty
lingering

unseen
sensitivity shining

bright
in our darker days

when we
think there’s little

to be seen

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Poem from the second volume of the book California Notebooks 02. If you wish to gift yourself, or someone else, a discounted copy click here. I would love to find a review from you. Best Wishes!

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Desert Quest – Opening of California Notebooks 02

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the volume of the sky

above me and the land

stretching from my feet

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On Poetry From The California Notebooks 2016

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it seems some days
that the sun moves
at a faster speed

it raises for a kiss
as I get a cup of coffee
and let the cat out

I see them playing
together in the shiny
grass birds may

join too as I give
shape to new poetry
typing away

suddenly it taps
on the backyard for
a sad goodbye

as I sit speechless

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Dreams From The California Notebooks

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showering
under the full moon
each drop a miniature

globe satellite revolving
my breath slowing
with each step

in the garden
eyelids lowering
under the rays

reflecting

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controluce palma

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