Monthly Archives: February 2014

Rachmaninoff’s Preludes

A ripple of notes in a wave of sound, A sudden charge to a higher ground; A pause at the top, an almost stop, Then a leap, then a flutter, a swoop and a soar— Rachmaninoff’s Preludes are here once … Continue reading

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The WMD

The weapon of mass destruction came— A raindrop that didn’t stop. An ant on the sand, his deadly aim, And on it he hit with a plop. The ant giggled “Hee” and lifted his head, Then said, “Gee, gee, I … Continue reading

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Where Is America?

Oh, where is America, is she now at home? Or is she America wherever you roam? Is she there above you in the steel that soars high, Or is she inside you, as a thing that can’t die? Is her … Continue reading

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Still Snowin!

The spit an’ shine o’ spring is sprung— In my imagination, An’ sin’ a song I sing is sung I rise in elevation! Tho’ winter, bold, still wins wi’ cold I’ve wings tha’ can out-fly ‘im; My thought ha’ taught … Continue reading

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God of Motion, King of Try

The deer wants leaves of beauty To chew and swallow down; The bear wants spheres of honey To claw and lick around. The whale’s mouth, it opens wide To let sweet fishes in, But man, some say, he must decide … Continue reading

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The Fairy Man

Oh, the fairy man’s a merry man Who’s flitting here for fun; Of daisy-maid he’ll not be ‘fraid To smooch her on the run. The buttercups, he’ll clip ’em tight, So gentle-tight, profound, His wings-of-loving whirring bright, Though stirring not … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Again

Oh, let’s go again a-riding So late into the night, For the young heart’s still abiding, And the moon again is bright. Though our arms be not as strong, And our horses tame and slow, We will sing the good … Continue reading

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