Archive for May 4, 1993

Untitled Poem #162

Posted: May 4, 1993 in Poetry
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yet, never alone, the company
of those who flicker candle-flames
always keep me entertained
with wishing you were here.

Untitled Poem #161

Posted: May 4, 1993 in Poetry
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no sleight of hand by any season
could console me for the loss of your smile
of girlish enthusiasm if a trick of my own
has caused you some fleeting delight.

A Poem for Someone Gone Away

Posted: May 4, 1993 in Poetry
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I still write you
little poems of little consequence,
yet long for a messenger
– be it bird or boy –
to send them to you, fresh from my hand
a thousand times a day.

The Beauty of Destruction

Posted: May 4, 1993 in Poetry
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The winds of last night
have blown the limbs from trees,
torn the leaves from branches,
and scattered them on the sidewalks
like dull confetti and still streamers.

The beauty is in the destruction;
the tree trimming of clouds breath,
shaking every blade of grass,
stripping the dew away
like pearls silently falling from a string.