Category Archives: poetry

Early July Warms

The Rose The rose reflects in the stag’s eye. Held close drops of blood fall onto crimson petals, mix in salty tears, onto the waiting one The stag raises his head, sniffs the air. Pine needles crackle under his weight. … Continue reading

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Soaking in Rio Caliente

    River Night                   We submerge into hot river water,  steam rising to meet the stars. My daughter leaves us skinny dipping  at midnight on this quiet hill. We float and swim … Continue reading

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The Cusp of Summer

The sun finally warms us. Rain, fog, and clouds have served their purpose. Wildflowers have turned my lawn into meadow,  an abundance of daisies, iris, buttercups bloom, now that spring violets, lady slipper,  and starflowers have passed. Frogs call to each … Continue reading

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Poetry on the Radio

I’ve been fortunate to last month be reading poetry in Fitchburg MA on FATV, and last Saturday I was part of a half hour poetry show in County Louth, Ireland, Dundalk Radio.  My thanks to Dundalk Radio and to Brian Bingham … Continue reading

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Vernal Pools

Vernal pools are temporary pools of water that hold abundant life, from microscopic life, horsehair worms, fairy shrimp, insects and larvae, frogs, snakes, salamanders, to visitors that include fox, deer, bear, moose, coyote, and birds in my backyard vernal pools. … Continue reading

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April Fools

  April Fools April fools aren’t we hoping for a bit more warmth to waken the violets soft wind to quiver open snowdrops even as clouds drop thick pellets of ice-covered snow      

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Armenians Remember

At the State House in Boston there will be a gathering, and on April 24th they’ll be a commemoration at the Boston Armenian Heritage Park, near the North End.  https://www.armenianheritagepark.org.  I find myself thinking more and more about the women … Continue reading

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Rio Caliente Noche’

River Night                   My daughter leaves us, unhappy with older women  skinny dipping, laughing together at midnight. We talk about Ireland and share old stories of the troubles. We float and gaze … Continue reading

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Remembering Primavera Mexico

The Primavera National Forest in Mexico isn’t far from Guadalajara.  It’s been a sacred place to the people who lived there long past, and they still honor their roots.  Thankfully, the area has been preserved as a National Forest. Rio … Continue reading

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If you expected a Valentine

If You Were Expecting Valentines If you were expecting Valentines, it’s too late. I sent them flying out into the wind last night.  Some  lay on the ground this morning glistening. The roosters picked them up one by one and … Continue reading

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