Category Archives: Poetry

~ Song Sparrow ~

Who is this fledgling — (its tail barely a hint of what it will become) — pecking seed on my deck rail? Dark and light streaked breast white eye-brow round — squat — splay-footed — English Song Sparrow!  In spring … Continue reading

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~ Natures Design ~ WPC: Structure ~

Why is this adult Canada Goose lingering at the edge of the reeds, and wherefore such a malignant eye on me?  Could there be a nest nearby?   This week we are challenged to “notice the structure of everyday things … Continue reading

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~ Thursday Thoughts ~ Rat-King Ruse ~

8/24/17 Choreography of Disorientation – Roger Cohen NYTimes Op-ed “truth and falsehood vie remember: freedom requires  distinction between — *** fake scripted mouthpiece genuine unscripted voice take turns to confuse *** intentional ruse messes with minds — feeds anger fuels … Continue reading

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~ Thursday Thoughts: “A House Divided” ~

blames, blasphemes ally your fault — you should have saved me! falls on wary ears *** politics tricky adapt or perish in swamp crocodiles circle *** in over his head sinking he thrashes and flails as lifelines withdraw *** rewrite … Continue reading

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~ Thursday Thoughts ~ Haiku ~ Caligula is Caligula ~

8/3/17 flops mount guilt glows firings and sidetracking swell coil of truth tightens   8/4/17 when matters big-time his fingerprints everywhere (eager conniver)   hoodwinks through it all every day cutting-edge lies his sole strategy   8/7/17 his own TV … Continue reading

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~ Haiku: Catching Up With Caligula ~

After taking a much needed breather from the subject, I now present Act II, Scene 1. July 7-8, 2017 ~  caligula in Europe gee twenty mash-up friendless contemptuous prig awaits flattery *** twenty-one gets two hours one-on-one behind closed doors … Continue reading

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~ Caligula Fatigue ~ Haiku Rants ~

Since January 21, 2017 I have been writing observations and reactions to the news in my country. Reading and hearing the accounts has been emotionally draining, and I found the best remedy for my ire was to distill my incredulity … Continue reading

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