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Ear to

Ear to ground, rain can be so loud. Sky to cloud?

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The Birthday Dirge

Ilya Yefimovich Repin's painting, Barge Haulers on the Volga (1870-73).

What is “The Birthday Dirge”? “The Birthday Dirge” is sung to the tune of “The Volga Boatmen”. If you don’t know the tune by name, you know it by sound. It’s the depressing sounding Russian folk tune that nearly everyone

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Invisible Healing

Some scars don’t become invisible     by disappearing,   but by being incorporated. Both can be   forms of healing.

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Breathing Black

Black caterpillar red mushroom Strolling trance, fading pen whirling water sandy path waving fern, breathe again Black fingers wagon trail red leaf, message sent trickle water pooling grief stone wall, breathe again Black eyes elbow tree bleeding mushroom, dripping end

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Sea Through Glass

Hunger looks through glass, through empty-handed, shivering branches, to an ebb and flow, to a sea.   Flag poles planted in morass pledge allegiance to our fledgling fleet’s mother, who dies unknowingly. (Dec. 5, 2007)

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Free Grow

I let go in order to grow down, into dark, nutritious ground. I feed my garden nectar of golden apples. Having freed my hands of tares from elsewhere, my plants grow so full weeds send up flares just to be

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Telephone cords and daffodils

Telephone cords and daffodils, Pelican beaks and ink spills, Wet kisses and electric bills, Laughing, gasping, sweating, chills. Fri, 05/16/2008

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Telephone cords and daffodils

Telephone cords and daffodils, Pelican beaks and ink spills, Wet kisses and electric bills, Laughing, gasping, sweating, chills. Fri, 05/16/2008

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