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Joyful Exile from The London Hours

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routine is good
a shelter to my heart

a time of secret
tenderness

went to swim in the morning
new beauty welcomed me

piercing the sound
underwater

large the company
joyful exile

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From the collection The London Hours, 2012.

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The London Hours

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white wellness

welcomed within

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quietness

a silence seek

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nearly no movement

a mussel in a shell

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I hear love

surging

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if I could

stay forever

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From the collection The London Hours, 2012.

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Lighter Than Daylight

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let’s not forget
the improvised song

falling from above when
you stop to meditate

wings flapping
nervously sounding

almost metallic
that clear it seems

lighter than
daylight

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This poem is part of the newly published collection California Notebooks 02

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Beauty Lingering Unseen

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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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This poem is part of the newly published collection California Notebooks 02

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Love is Reverence

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I have worn shoes
covered with trails
dust sticking loud

louder than my long
path of silence I
have asked to see

the way I could tread
barefoot as in a dream
where roads aren’t

hard where people
say without speaking
love is reverence

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Thirteen Ways Of Looking At a Poem – 12

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clouds have covered the whole
day slowing down my rhythm
I walk as barefoot on carpet
placing words carefully
dozing off a bit hanging
poetic moments behind my eyes

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Thirteen Ways Of Looking At a Poem – 11

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there’s a pace you need
to let your soul reach where
there will be no more war inside
of you nor anger where you bow
kindly and poetry welcomes you

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Thirteen Ways Of Looking At a Poem – 10

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have you been to that quiet corner
in your house when you shut out
all the superficial chatter where
you are the spirit of poetry

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Thirteen Ways Of Looking At a Poem – 6

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as the steps behind the stage
before the curtains rise fretful
yet filled with anticipation are
these morning poems coming
to me out of silence – eager

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Thirteen Ways Of Looking At a Poem – 5

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on mornings I walk
into the sun rising with each step
I type in words – they crowd around me
at dawn very few people are
around silence is bubbling

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Thirteen Ways Of Looking At a Poem – 2

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sometimes you are just
walking minding your own
business when something almost
invisible floats in front of you

usually a bit on the side not exactly
in front you need to pay attention
and gently pick the poem
out of the air

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After Wallace Stevens poem Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

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Mornings From The California Notebooks

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early mornings awakenings
one step after another

a habits that sets
me on the way

who do I meet
on my path

if not wounded
travelers

a shy roadrunner
without a claw

a shiny large crow
with a broken wing

and then there’s me
mending my dreams

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Poem from the newly released poetry book “California Notebooks” to get your own copy  click here

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