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July 8, 2009
Transparent Ground

In the gloom, a shudder
Cold as a witches kiss
Forces me to kneel on
The frozen turf

I search the ground for you
I probe in the ground
 through the ground
Under the piece of other ground
 that marks your place.

Frozen tracings of engraved
Letters, words, numbers
All and nothing
 Left of you

I stare until all is gone
A transparent view of
 what was
what is

 what never will be


Thanks for reading!


July 2, 2009

There was a time
When there was a
"Cling, Cling, Cling"
sound from these relics.

And a bustling from
The departed bays and
Boys on bikes hanging
around, watching the day
Go by at 76.9 cents a gallon.

Those days, like many others
have faded away, leaving rusted
hulks to remain instead.

read write image #17 (now known as read write prompt #81)

July 2, 2009

Cracked Lens

Contemplating you
Your visage I consider
To view you as you
Consider yourself
is my goal

This task, I cannot
Accomplish for where
I see glory and radiance
You, only tatters and
the bizarre.

A shame, that…


From the photo prompt at ReadWritePoem


July 1, 2009
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For Cubs fans, I offer this haiku

Another collapse
Not so sweet for Cubs fans
Yearn (again) for next year


My Now and Then

Blowing snow and frost
Covered windows keep
Me in the warmth by the
Fire sipping hot chocolate
Thoughts of summer or
Late spring fill me.  A
Longing for the freedom
of warmer times, fresh sweet
Corn roasting on the grill
The sound of the bonfire
As the husks of what used
to be trees collapse into
a Flurry of rising sparks
Even as the fire dies down

I succumb and yearn
for the days of my long ago
Where barefoot days and
mud and Mosquito bites
were just part and parcel
of Summer life.

I turn from the dismal scene
and my silly dreams
of I can’t go back there, to
go and awaken my own
Here and Now.  Maybe to
Play.  In the snow.

For 3WW

Writer’s Block – Message in a Bottle

June 30, 2009
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Today’s Writing Prompt: Message in a Bottle

Write a message you’d like to put in a bottle, to be thrown in the ocean.

Via The One-Minute Writer


Inside this bottle
You’ve found this message from me
This is all there is

Violets (A Photo Prompt)

June 30, 2009
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View the photo here…


Dancing Purples and
Laughing Yellows
Violets on the breeze

June 25, 2009

“a small stone is a polished moment of paying proper attention.” – Fiona Robyn

A Handful of Stones is a literary blogzine that collects small stones.  A new one is presented daily.  Head over to A Handful of Stones for a look at my contribution today.

There are a bevy of beautiful small stones to read and enjoy.  I cannot recommend this site highly enough.