“All the Beautiful, Young Men”(2)

“All the Beautiful, Young Men” I see the beauty of his sober eyes. At Omaha, it is his shining hour. The camera has caught the scene at sunrise. He’s standing in that moment of great power. The ramp now opens; there’s the glint of dawn. There is no turning back; no time to pause. His…

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Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”

“Love is Blind on Such a Summer Night” Was on a summer solstice such as this when drunk with idleness, old Bottom napped. Awakened then, his new reflection kissed two donkey ears, a toothy grin; a sap! “Hee haw!”: a screeching noise that made him frown. But through the eyes of love, Titania sees our…

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In Rembrance of Nine Eleven

“In Remembrance of Nine Eleven” The face denies emotion with a smile; the years of suffered loss bring less relief. Today reminds of gas mask worn awhile by firemen-stunned below the Tower’s grief. Our smile defies that memory recalled: that day we ran, white-faced, the panic stings our skin and hair turned ashen, ag`ed all;…

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For Bloom site: Looking forward; looking back…

  “This Day” I sit in spaces that I call my Now yet know there was a past. I lived there, too. I’ve photos of the longings and the vows; I’ve closed that book and start each day, anew. “You must go on when all your love is lost” so say life’s tomes; some shrewd…

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Bullfinch’s Mythology

“Bullfinch’s Mythology” Greeks say that Eros, born of chaos clings to Erebus and Earth. Born of delight from the egg of night, filled with fervor; full of worth. Eros issues from her womb more love, from such darkness sets men free from the egg of night, born of delight; as duplicitous does man conceive. Eros…

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Life’s a Beach – Horizon

The Horizon The wonder is our marriage to the sea who, faithful to our shoreline, turns again against the lapping rhythm of her wave. In constancy, she is an endless gift. Sea whispers heard, she slowly turns the tide her decibels repeated; hear her sigh? The sea , our mother, folds us in her arms…

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