Category: Poetry

Learning to Fly

“You walk through doorways in the mind you can’t walk out then one day discover that you’ve learned to fly.”- Jim Harrison, Bird’s Eye View ;Songs of Unreason It’s easier when you’re old to take wing on highFor you have nothing to fear but… Continue Reading “Learning to Fly”

Riding the Wave

“You have to hold your old heart lightly as the female river holds the clouds and trees.”- Jim Harrison, Songs of Unreason Her old heart holds a memory of running on the beachYoung, tanned, without worry, hair flying in the windPlunging into the briny… Continue Reading “Riding the Wave”

#Ghazal: Nightbirds

“Go to sleep. Night is a flower resting from bees.” – Jim Harrison Grey mockingbird sings alone on a moonlit nightwith notes pure and clear as a blue pool at night A glittering of hummingbirds dart in chilled airAs a cloud hides the stars,… Continue Reading “#Ghazal: Nightbirds”

My Body and I

I feel my failure intensely as if it were a vital organ the gods grew from the side of my head. – Jim Harrison, Vows from Dead Man’s Float My body and I have come to an agreement- I’ll do my best to take… Continue Reading “My Body and I”

After a Dog is Gone

It is easy to forget that in the main we die only seven times more slowly than our dogs.- Jim Harrison- The Road Home After…Some days drag on forever and night never comesLeaving me yearning for darkness where dreams live onWhile others slip away… Continue Reading “After a Dog is Gone”

Spring Sunrise

New sunrise-Paints pale horizon with wildflower colorsAnd eastern sky glowsin a meadow of tissue paper clouds Fragrant zephyr stirs waxy emerald leavesWhile spent blossoms slip from thorny lemon treeGrey mockingbird sings from high in the mesquite-As spring arrives dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille #148 Papered… Continue Reading “Spring Sunrise”

Always

“…the sad part is, that I will probably end up loving you without you for much longer than I loved you when I knew you. Some people might find that strange. But the truth of it is that the amount of love you feel… Continue Reading “Always”

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