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I Have Never

I have never seen the cherry trees don their pink and white party attire in April in DC, but I have knelt bare kneed in the cool black earth of a garden and felt Spring seep slowly into my soul. … Continue reading

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A Desk Area Self Portrait or Dear Marie Kondo, I Can Justify (Almost) Every One 

Today marks the first day of National Poetry Month and I’m challenging myself to write a poem every day. After perusing a multitude of prompts that just didn’t speak to me, I decided to look around myself for inspiration. From … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Bookmobile 

Besides being April Fools’ Day, tomorrow also marks the beginning of NPM- National Poetry Month. And while poetry may not be everyone’s preferred genre of literature, it is one of my favorites. Ever since I discovered Edna St. Vincent Millay … Continue reading

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I Return

Saltwater. When the words won’t come, due to tears, or frazzled nerves or a numbness of unknown origin, I return. When my head feels like a hundred tangled strings of strobing Christmas lights soaked in frustration and gasoline, I return. … Continue reading

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The Ocean Reminds Us

The ocean reminds us that time and tides both take and give. That each drop in it conjoins to make the whole, and that the weight of your sorrows, the mass of your fears, can be carried in Earth’s fruitful … Continue reading

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In This Language

           “In This Language” Linguistics, etymology, semantics, irrelevant. More ancient than Tamil, Sanskrit, or Greek. No interpreters required. No translators needed. Only tongues to taste the universal, antediluvian, conveyor of love. CRR 4-22-18   National Poetry … Continue reading

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Moment In Time 

Wooly clouds sailing south, high tide rolling westward to the shore, as the sun inched above the distant horizon  I was struck with a sensory illusion  of Earth actually rotating, chosen witness to a holy event  previously reserved for the … Continue reading

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Mountains On Your Ocean Floor

Are there mountains on your ocean floor? Unseen heights of sunken dreams, castles of orphaned wishes  tossed into wells of hope?  Dirigibles of leaden doubt, waiting to be melded by beams of light,  into the multicolored hues of possibility that … Continue reading

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Before the Hurricane

As I held the ladder and drill for my hubs, I kept getting distracted by the flitting, diving and dancing of butterflies and dragonflies in our back yard. Much to his chagrin, I said “I swear they’re speaking to me!” … Continue reading

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The Ocean Reminds Us

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