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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 – 9

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I’ve tried to explain
how the white around
the words are so important
to me those silences I caress
on paper breaths spaces
make the poem

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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 – 8

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some dreams are infinite it takes
but a few words to evoke those
emotions are a whole sea of waves
useless to separate them to make
some sense just a few words
can take you to sea free the page
among waves and winds
keep poetry minimal
so the reader can fly

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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 – 7

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some people sit and read
the program but do not pay
attention to the music or the tempo
they do not single out instruments
they need punctuation in poetry
prose in the shape of a column

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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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On Being From The California Notebooks 2016

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when my words
surfacing out of
poetry define
who am I
I cry

I also
rejoice and
stand still as
if suspended
all at the same
exact

time holding
that tiny particle
of truth inside me
that shining in spite
of me

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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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Not Rosaries Nor Missals – A Dress Freshly Made, 2016

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we kept
each others
letters

first steps
on the coals
cheering

each other
I used to give
out a lot

all I could
I had long
travels ahead

I always knew
even dreams
were shared

and trimmed
as a dress
freshly made

for the occasion

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“Not Rosaries Nor Missals” is a collections of poems started on July 2013. The poems, about a spiritual journey, have the habit of popping up here, for a maximum count of seven, in July of each year.

The older poems of the collection can be found, and read, using the search window to the right of this screen.

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Stillness From The California Notebooks

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we sit in the sun today
still as the mountains me
and the cat by the pool

he has this strange habit
drinking the blue
water smelling of chlorine

I have the one of constantly
thinking – observing
while moving words around

we both had our fills
as we sit
immobile shedding sleep

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The Making of Poems

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I pick up words
as small daisies
on a spring field

careful to hold them
in small bunches
never as beautiful

as when first spotted
a memory of wonder
blushing as they close

around their meaning
covering the heart
shy of a truth near

enough for our dull spirit

to remember a note
or two

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This poem is from the collection California Notebooks 01. To get your own copy  click here

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