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The Fire Of Life In Cold Waters

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 8:28pm 1 Comment

Over and again does the sea cast a loving fury upon the living beach,

     touching; touching; yes caressing;

          for time unknown and with frigid fingers;

       millions of quartz-beads that blanket with warmth the spit of land;

                        waves lunging to pull all into the darkness

                                   of wet abyss beyond the reefs,

            then pushing all back  as rejected;

 to the heat and…

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Elephant Graveyards Of The Water World

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 7:48pm 2 Comments

Billowing curtained sails fully expanded and taunt,

            water lungs taking in oxygen and moving it to the heart of the sloop

            circulated energy transferred to the hull with driving force

pounding waves aside in the rush to crest the next rise.

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Deep blues surround the craft breathless and wild,

           scalloped with white razor edges wind driven in the fury of the…

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Honor Under A Wampin' Willow Tree

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

It’s all spread out under a willow tree,

     folding chairs with taped-over handles

and big black pots nestled over rigged gas flames

      with smells wafting and wigglin’ all willow wamped. 

 

 

Aunt Spuddy’s stirring something with a big broken wood spoon

     and hummin’ up a chord of “Good Ole’ Elijah”

                                  near good enough to…

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Waves Of Blue and Grey

Posted on January 12, 2013 at 10:18pm 7 Comments

In the first eddies of a blistering hot day-to-be

 rolling waves of sun-ravaged wind cross the field between them,

and the parched land sees no respite in the skies above,

where an oven of air bakes the landscape crispend brown. 

 

He…

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At 3:31pm on December 29, 2012, Anna Herrington said…

JD, it took me months to settle in -- I am a loyal type and so wished for OS to get it together...

I finally consider here home and feel Lorianne has earned my loyalty here  : )

I hope once you get used to it, you'll feel cozy too --

Happy New Year to you and yours  : )

At 12:01am on December 27, 2012, Anna Herrington said…

Hi JD !

Glad to see you   : )

...and I hope Little Kate is right behind you....

I hope you like it here - with a little time, it's quite cozy with lots of friends here  : )

At 10:39pm on December 26, 2012, lorianne said…

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