Poetry Archive

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Oil Region

I had family in Oil City,  a fishing camp outside of Titusville.   The memories of driving from West Virginia,  later from […]

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Morning Blues

“And on the eighth day, God created the blues.” I wake with the sense I missed the crossroads. The intersection […]

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Fresh Snow

. . . after a few days, the fresh snow is not so fresh. Melting at edges where you’d think […]

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Winter Entering Time

I cannot yet see the trunks of trees in this predawn. I know they are there in my front yard, on […]

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Dickens Got It Right

Christmas is a spirit-filled time of year.  If we only dream but once a year, this is the time of […]

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That Last Arrow

I am going back in memory and, therefore, time to the first inklings of love at church camp in Summersville, […]

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The Last Tight Curve

I am exploring time as if I don’t  know what it is and I don’t. I am trying to make […]

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That Fullness

“We – suddenly, like sometimes the moon, are full” because we know the promise of fallen leaves, the winter grass […]

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I am under the shadow of death. The shadow my friend has cast by his own death too soon visited […]