Monthly Archives: March 2012

What Burning

What burning, tight’ning anger do I feel Against these petty leaders of mankind. If anger was itself a thing of steel How sharp would fly the bullets from my mind. Blast them for their pity-playing ways; Blast them for their … Continue reading

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Randy, Going

(A poem from my late teen years.) When all the clouds are flying And heavy darkness dying, And the gladsome light comes trembling through the air, We flowers all call to one another, “Harken, sister! Harken, brother! Waken, rise, and … Continue reading

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A Girl’s Dream

(This one was written some years ago for a cousin of mine who was wondering about love.) I float above all leaves and flowers, streams and rivers, towns and roads and bridges. I float above all things that are— Except … Continue reading

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Vivien

(This was written when I was twenty, heavily influenced by the greatest English lyricist, Algernon Charles Swinburne.) Fair Vivien our voices do fire up the heavens for With a whirlwind of mad-eyed singing, And God cries aloud to come down … Continue reading

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Driving

(I once drove across the country with a woman I hardly knew, with this slightly humorous result.) We’re driving coast to coast O’er mountains bare and dry; Each morning eggs and toast, And coffee for each eye. Yes, we’re driving … Continue reading

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Pre-Valentined

With Valentine’s a week away I’ll not be weak to something say, But good strong words for good strong day Will blast omission’s wrongs away! The wrong of kisses that I gave, That were too few, and thus, not brave, … Continue reading

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My Design

If stars could sing like birds do sing And throw down songs all night, If clouds could shine like stars do shine And make their storms more bright, If winds could speak in verses fine, And nature’s forces be all … Continue reading

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