Sunday, August 28, 2016

South of Clines Corner 


from
NOTEBOOK: NEW MEXICO
January, 2016

South of Clines Corner

While I have not
seen every place,

every place I've seen
is not at all this place

I'm seeing, and I have
not yet seen all of it.




Tuesday, August 23, 2016

NEAR DURIN 


from
NOTEBOOK: NEW MEXICO
January, 2016

Near Durin

Great sweeping curve,
a mile long train,

five engines and mostly
Chinese containers.

Out here, where there's
little else, only me

and ravens. Trickster knows
what trickster knows.




Sunday, August 21, 2016

DON'T APOLOGIZE 




Don't apologize for the weather,
he said. I don't really know a place

until I've seen it in the rain.





Thursday, August 11, 2016

AFTER COLD MOUNTAIN #83 



This monk's robe --
neither sheer

nor twilled; not
red, not purple.

A summer shirt;
a winter shawl.

Always only
this same plain coat.




Sunday, August 07, 2016

ORANGE 


ORANGE

of the monarch.
Summer sun.

These milkweed
blossoms.



Thursday, August 04, 2016

Poet's Choice 


POET'S CHOICE

Some stay with
darkness and some
go towards light,

he says, choosing
morning or
keeping to night.

I hold with twilight.





Sunday, July 31, 2016

Late Summer 


LATE SUMMER

So far outside
the lines -- greens

on the blue
sky. Sky on

the flat water.
What child this

universe, which
makes it so?



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