Tag: free verse

Purity

“You can’t write the clear biography of the aches and pains inside your skull” ~ Harrison from Skull /  Songs of Unreason I didn’t decide to be a poet.   Rather, the poet found my mind lush fertile ground for prophecies and fantasies to be…

Minstrels

“I’ve spent a lifetime trying to learn the language of the dead” ~ Jim Harrison from Sister in  Songs of Unreason In the quiet early hours before morning blooms   I yearn to catch their voices amid the scattered ruins   and revel in…

What is Death?

A dying friend once asked of me, what is death? You’re a poet can you tell me please, what should I expect?

Gravity

“The hardest part is when the river is too swift and goes underground for days on end”   ~Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason My soul the river rushing over stones of memories buried in sand some more grand and beautiful breathless times remembering glistening…

Spectrum

I took a nap and wept for no reason” ~ Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason And when I weep are my tears   the color of the turquoise sky   reflecting in my eyes   or are they the white feathered   clouds…

Sea Level

“The mountains are so dominant that some days the people refuse to look at them as children turn away from the fathers who beat them” ~ Jim Harrison  from Songs of Unreason She was the mountaintop on which I stood Breathing the pure air,…

Twilight’s Dust

“Nearly everything we are taught is false except how to read” ~  Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason It’s hot in this stifling city with sidewalks teeming outside her cloistered door the noise is deafening.

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