Category Archives: Poetry

The Angler Chants

Upon a rock-strewn western strand Storm-driven waves thunder in Rhythmic crashing I count the series Three small, one large, the twelfth the largest The fog begins to form. Far east a dark hatted wheelchair Claims arcane control of the winds … Continue reading

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Poetry for Thursday

W.B. Yeats, promoting the quiet contemplation needed for the spark of genius. Long-Legged Fly That civilization may not sink, Its great battle lost, Quiet the dog, tether the pony To a distant post; Our master Caesar is in the tent … Continue reading

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Basho Haiku

The household events of last night and this morning prompted memories of Basho. mewing, bedroom’s touched by moonlight. Spring rain – under trees a crystal stream

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Reed-Throated Wisperer

While I, From that reed-throated whisperer Who comes at need, although not now as once A clear articulation in the air, But inwardly, surmise companions Beyond the fling of the dull ass’s hoof -Ben Johnson’s phrase- and find when June … Continue reading

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Old Man Chung (for Senator Ted Stevens)

North of the city lived old man Chung; his larder was full of meat and wine. Ah, the day his poor wife died the funeral guests overflowed the hall. But when old man Chung himself passed on, not a single … Continue reading

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Han-Shou

A mountain man lives under thatch before his gate carts and horses are rare the forest is quiet but partial to birds the streams are wide and home to fish with his son he picks wild fruit with his wife … Continue reading

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