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The Fire Barrel Carols

 

 

The Fire Barrel Carols

 

Hoboes gather Christmas Eve

somewhere near the iron rail

singing songs around the fire barrel;

songs of gladness, songs of joy

which touched each, as a little…

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Added by Blinddream on December 18, 2012 at 3:34pm — 2 Comments

Try To Imagine

 

Try To Imagine

 

A quiet night beneath the winter sky

clear view of stars which light the night;

fresh understanding of how small we really are

but peace comes in the knowing God is near,

as some men sigh for want of…

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Added by Blinddream on December 18, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Untitled

Sunday spent alone as rain

steadily falls in hushed tones

rivulets on window panes…

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Added by M. C. Sears on December 16, 2012 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Words

It's 3 o'clock in the morning here and I can't sleep.  A dear friend of mine once wrote that "The problems of the world are huge. None of us can solve them all. We are all mostly busy dealing with the minutiae of our own daily existence." As deeply disturbed as I am by recent events, neither my outrage nor my prayers can undo them. 

My friend also wrote that "love is all there is," so that's what I'm going to focus on.  These words are for him.…

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Added by Pavanne Veltman on December 16, 2012 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

This Rain

Tonight it rains 

nature sheds my tears

as I remember…

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Added by M. C. Sears on December 15, 2012 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

EVERY DAY ABOVE GROUND (Chapter 2)

EVERY DAY ABOVE GROUND

Chapter 2

 

May 13, 1985

 

DAD

 

        Word expresses mind like grape into wine.

I wash my voice with…

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Added by Allen "Skipper" Howlett (ASH) on December 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Empty Mittens

Empty Mittens



no hands for empty mittens,

no snow can cover up such pain;

insanity, a bitter rain



young faces lost

before the miracle of time

has had them open up

life’s wonderful experiences



tragedy hangs from fireplaces

instead of colored stockings

blessed with treats



we try to understand

but there is not an answer…

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Added by Blinddream on December 14, 2012 at 3:58pm — 6 Comments

Winter Pond

Winter Pond

Once, a frozen lagoon
where we cut the ice with steel
gliding on our way
in a wintry, white December
so long ago;
old, used days
all pave the way of memories
and there remain a group of boys
who gamed plus chased the girls
as we skated on.

Blinddream 12/2012

Added by Blinddream on December 11, 2012 at 11:19am — 12 Comments

"The Navigator"

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Added by fred hallman on December 10, 2012 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Misty Moon

This night the moon is washed in a misty halo

Glowing brighter as it floats…

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Added by Romantic Poetess on December 8, 2012 at 10:32pm — 14 Comments

Christmas Evidence

Christmas Evidence



Peppermint bark calls to me

not far from where the Christmas Tree

fills the room with pine scent

and anticipation

for the coming of the Lord,

with all tradition wrapped

in celebration

for our favorite time of year;

renewing, rejoicing,

singing carols

and kind voicing,

in a time when all’s not well,

we find…

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Added by Blinddream on December 8, 2012 at 11:35am — 2 Comments

Snow Turtle

Snow Turtle



Time falls away,

like leaves from a tree

on a late autumn day,

leaving me here in the snow,

an observation in motion,

taking it in

like a sunning turtle on a log;

solar shelled, reptilian philosopher

contemplating life beyond

where the earth collides

with the peaceful the…

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Added by Blinddream on December 8, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

Gift

You were gone

just as the words and colours…

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Added by M. C. Sears on December 8, 2012 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

Ode to Thing Found in My Cat's Hairball

O whorled, swirled bezoar so spherical,
4/3 Pi r cubed is your volume empirical.

Your coiffure once cloaked points both adjoined and antipodal,
Now shucked, shows your surface to sate the occipital.

Your chatoyant pattern leaves admirers in awe.
Now, if I can just keep shut that cat's gaping maw.

Added by Cold Frog on December 4, 2012 at 2:16pm — 1 Comment

Reflections In A Steamed Mirror

I was in the shower, surrounded by steam,

in the warm, impenetrable wet

that I require, when I remembered

the excursion of your hand

on my skin, the idea

of family that you embodied,

the strength of the pull

that brought us together,

still intact

like a city…

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Added by Christopher Reilley on December 4, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ghost Of Winter Past

Ghost Of Winter Past



Strange ghost approached me evening last

in search of better times,

I ate the last bread I had found

inside a baker’s empty store

and laughed the laugh of grief

where all the facts  do not add up,

where no mind finds relief

and said, “oh weary spirit

those times are gone,

we sing no song;

can’t mourn our…

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Added by Blinddream on December 3, 2012 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

the uninvited guest

 

no one wants to talk about

the uninvited guest

objectionably poised in certainty

everyone gossips fabulous lies entertaining

small talk intriguing questions

inching around intruder

no one wants to talk about

 

the uninvited guest

joining in holiday cheer infectiously

laughing cold to the touch

gobbling banquet sucking breath from bite

recognizing people and names

with alarming…

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Added by Michael Reid Rubenstein on December 3, 2012 at 4:35am — 3 Comments

The Dance of Salome

On his birthday, Herod gave a banquet for his court,

to which his wife Herodias was not invited.

There Salome, her daughter by Herod’s brother,

danced so boldly and so well that Herod said

he would grant whatever she wished.

Salome left the hall and went to her mother to

ask what she should request, and her mother said

“Ask for the head of John the Baptist,”

who had told Herod that he should not marry his brother’s wife.

The…

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Added by Con Chapman on December 2, 2012 at 7:09pm — 8 Comments

"Sweet poesy is not the poet's reward!"


Tis fitting that I should append as comet's tail to fleeting life ,

to unmask as in denoument, the mystery behind my veil.

Most 'nogamous of all my peers my life's played out in singlet form.

The dalliance fine, to stick I fear; no true love's fate, that was my doom.

As callow boy my only went, was find fair wife and breed her well.

But…

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Added by fred hallman on December 2, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Ode To A Ginger

It was the eyes that got me, those eyes,

undecided between green or brown,

the transition betwixt and between

a cosmic riot -

galactic nebulae swirls

like pictures from Hubble,

iridescence that caught the light,

played with it like a lazy cat

then loosed upon…

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Added by Christopher Reilley on December 2, 2012 at 11:54am — 6 Comments

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