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"Soulfools were brillilant.  So was our dancing. "
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Mar 5
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Some Transparencies of Spring

Some transparencies of SpringSome of my hopes have air in them -Polluting and renewing;They are inhabited by light breezes and hurricanesErratically, like prayer flagsOn a Himalayan hillside;A photon spectrum like daggers and gifts, like galaxies. My hopes grow quietly after winter chills;So many bulbs gently budding through cold earthTrigger my cynical self, as I hold down the lidOf the forbidden box. I close my lips against those nuggets of despair:Brace my sympathies against that bottomless…See More
Jan 15

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Some Transparencies of Spring

Posted on January 15, 2018 at 9:30 0 Comments

Some transparencies of Spring

Some of my hopes have air in them -

Polluting and renewing;

They are inhabited by light breezes and hurricanes

Erratically, like prayer flags

On a Himalayan hillside;

A photon spectrum like daggers and gifts, like galaxies.

 

My hopes grow quietly after winter chills;

So many bulbs gently budding through cold earth

Trigger my cynical self, as I hold down the…

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Cairngorms Bird Song

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 11:22 0 Comments

A mass of granite thrust up

Through the schists and gneiss of lower hills;

Planed down by the ice cap;

Split, shattered and scooped

By frosts, glaciers and the strength of running water.

 

Its strong flight haunts not precipice, but plateau –

One summer day, your ear catches the plover-like cry –

You pause and watch – no bird is there;

You move softly towards the sound,

And in a moment, one bird, then another,

Rises…

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The Hazards of Dating

Posted on June 1, 2017 at 11:00 0 Comments

If you don't need me,

as much as I want you,

why do I see my hopes

fluttering

like a hundred prayer flags

on a Himalayan hillside?

Confessions of a Middle Aged Girl

Posted on April 14, 2017 at 15:13 0 Comments

Confessions of a Middle Aged Girl

We met at the retreat,  friends at first. 

Casual conversations, weeding organic vegetables.

Occasional weekenders, just friends.

 

You were slightly younger, tall, dark, attractive

In an ugly way.  Kind words.  Common sense.

Good hugs, but friends, just friends.

 

Then one weekend it changed:  or I changed.

Friday as usual, Saturday transition,

Sunday I was…

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