Category Archives: Poems

White Bird

“..Love is a little white bird and the flight of it so fast you can’t see it and you know it’s there only by the faint whirr of its wings and the hush song coming so low to your ears you … Continue reading

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Poem in Your Pocket

Today was poem in your pocket day. Do any of you participate in this? You leave and take poems and carry one around in your pocket. I did not find any, but I left a few copies of an old … Continue reading

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A Poem to Get Rid of Fear

“I release you, my beautiful and terrible fear. I release you. You were my beloved and hated twin, but now, I don’t know you as myself.. I take myself back, fear. You are not my shadow any longer. I won’t … Continue reading

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Forever With Child

Audre Lorde is one of my heroes . She wrote a couple of my favorite poems. One of them is on my mind today because of my friend who became a mother today: Now That I’m Forever With Child   “How the … Continue reading

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Hold Fast Yer Dreams

There’s a poem I read when I was a kid that I still remember. The first part of  it kept repeating in my head today: Hold fast your dreams! Within your heart Keep one still, secret spot Where dreams may … Continue reading

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Bread Without Sorrow – John Hodgen

I just read this. I thought it was really good. I had never heard of John Hodgen. I got this cause I played that game where you wander aimlessly in the aisles of the library, and kind of unfocus your … Continue reading

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Little Girl, Fluffy Hair

I saw you come in with your grandmother in a wheelchair. It wasn’t the first time I saw you, she was berating you again… I felt jumpy and scared just listening to it, I tried to get close to you, … Continue reading

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti: The World is a Beautiful Place

The world is a beautiful place to be born into if you don’t mind happiness not always being so very much fun if you don’t mind a touch of hell now and then just when everything is fine because even … Continue reading

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It’s always too soon or too late…

Mentioning Kenneth Patchen in my comment earlier, something occurred to me.. There’s a line in a Bukowski poem, “Something for the Touts..” where he goes, “Its always too soon to die, or too late.” Is this a regular phrase? I just remembered … Continue reading

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The Laughing Heart

The God’s wait to delight in you..

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