Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Metronome

Somewhere in my house now a metronome beats 120 beats per minute in 4/4 time. It runs continuously and can’t be turned off, only muted. That’s how it’s designed. I purchased the metronome when I started playing classical guitar recently. … Continue reading

Posted in Biography, Personal

700 Breaths

I have heard the echo of my heels, in the cool light, in the darkness. —  Ezra Pound A woman said to me recently she walks faster than she runs. That’s true of me too. I began running recently and … Continue reading

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Church Picnic This Sunday

Our church choir has taken a break for the summer, and we all regret it. We will begin again at the end of August. Singing in the choir is one of the highlights of our week. This Sunday, the church … Continue reading

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Jean Simmons

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Poetry Journal May 30, 2017

In a strange way miraculous, those who believe we have a purpose believe there is a purpose, and those who remain free in order to find truth, feel it has been revealed.

Posted in My poetry, Poem Form, Poem of the day

A Tree A Rock A Cloud, from a May 24, 2012 blog post

“But the point is that when I had enjoyed anything there was a peculiar sensation as though it was laying around loose in me. Nothing seemed to finish itself up or fit in with the other things.” — Carson McCullers, … Continue reading

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The Dickinson Dash

In a later edition of Emily Dickinson’s poems, she restores her punctuation. The dashes (and spaces) articulate the line, and create a lovely measure for her thoughts. Her dashes are aural hesitations. They are not merely scribbles. They give her lines … Continue reading

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