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Unregistered Guests

The Best Guests  Guests for the evening arrive unannounced perch quietly outside the window under the eaves gone by daybreak – no laundry to wash or meals to make –  • • • •  a raven feather waves a good-bye … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Tales – Part 3 – The Black Wolf with the Blue Face at his Kill

Manners The black wolf with the blue face dines with reserve wiping his mouth carefully with his tongue taking time to savor the flavor nervously watching for unwelcome company but retiring graciously at frequent intervals so the humans, should they … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Tales – Part 2 – Last Light

Last Light Last summer’s light bathes the forest in the soft glow of evening setting season lingers its easy ways packed and ready for the long journey south

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Yellowstone Tales – Part 1

My Brother the Wolf*  My brother the wolf sings his music under clear stars a chant I recognize but cannot name haunts me  My brother the wolf hears the fear and longing in our hearts sees confusion at a glance … Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood Meets The Three Little Pigs

Lamentation  Kill for pleasure kill for hate kill to merely eradicate  It’s been done before and will happen again the sword proves mightier than the pen  Powered by myth fueled by fear reason alone will not prevail here  No safety … Continue reading

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A Marriage Poem

Like an Oak May your love twine around you and support you like a sweet-smelling vine  May it grow strong and straight like an oak rooted in the earth and reaching for the sky  May you find strength in the … Continue reading

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With Patton in Germany

Get the Job Done To liberate a prisoner do what must be done send a tank and crew along to rescue simply one.  Give them their instructions command them on their way don’t forget to gas the tank to free … Continue reading

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The Linden Tree

LINDEN BLOSSOMS We sit together under the linden just steps from the back door, your favorite spot in the yard. From here you could see inside and out guarding your domain. Now a gentle rain falls and joins with my … Continue reading

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True Blue

The Gift of Presence  some things I have learned from my dogs (or am still learning):  to be home for dinner; to love and accept without measure; to greet with joy; to give comfort by being present; to spit out … Continue reading

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Surely Blue

Mountain Bluebird Where sky meets mountain in tones of blue shy songbird cloaked impossibly in cerulean flits to the yellow green willow Surely Blue  Strong but soft rich but subdued quietly sure not cobalt not royal not baby but bluebird … Continue reading

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