Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Deepest Burning Wish (November 30, 2010)

my deepest
burning wish
bade me sit beside
In golden voice
Lifting me
through the dark
it flattered
Somehow I
thirsted for more

Monday, November 29, 2010

I Will Be Far Away (November 29, 2010)

I will be far away
drawing the impossible
with a lump of radiant red
into the soft fertile soil
let the blood speak.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

As If By Some Signal (November 28, 2010)

As if by some signal,
into a door of dark
circle the scattered jests
I need rest
and something to chew.

More And More Time (November 27, 2010)

more and more time
more and more time,
still I am Only a little old
carefully skirting the grave

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sooner Or Later Something Solid (November 26, 2010)

sooner or later
something solid.
the sight of
a rose muffled
reflection through
the darkening
shadows.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

I Don't Want Any Wig (November 22, 2010)

I don't want any wig,
I am not given to watching
false gaiety,
What is wrong with
wiggled eyebrows?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Heart Seeks (November 21, 2010)

My heart seeks
a rising above
into absence.
If I leave
you will find
the wind blows
from that direction

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Pale Light Filtered (November 19, 2010)

a pale light filtered
through the cloud
that hovered outside the door
I reached out
with an air of assurance
shadows swirled
there was only
the presence of melancholy
piercing the night sky

Thursday, November 18, 2010

What About All The Knowledge (November 18, 2010)

what about
all the knowledge
in the stones
sun-dried and warm,
the smallest word
a fragmentary rock
It is said that forever is
too far to fall

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It Was Then (November 17, 2010)

It was then
sitting beside the brook
stroking his mustache
Dear, dear, he said slowly,
and smiled
as a fox seems to smile

At Night Frost (November 16, 2010)

At night frost
and trembling voices
gazed from this forlorn place
I  must say farewell
before the snows come.

Monday, November 15, 2010

From This Shallow Cave (November 15, 2010)

from this shallow cave
I see a bright-ringed moon
the night of velvet
with air like lace
and the only sound
is absence

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Is There Anyone Here... (November 12, 2010)

Is there anyone here
who can explain
the weariness of great sacrifices
the meaning of melancholy dreams
or the endless devotion of
my innermost heart

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Go With The West Wind (November 11, 2010)

Go with the west wind
flying into the blue
leaving no shred of farewell
flinging flatteries into pink

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Even With Lifted Wavering Hands (November 10, 2010)

Even with
lifted wavering hands
handfuls of fallen memory
such small matters
leaving no footprint on the trail

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Many A Meandering (November 9, 2010)

many a meandering
Here and there
hills and valleys
gathering autumn brilliance
The table is set for us!
in splendid
overabundance

Monday, November 8, 2010

Is It Not As You Wish (November 8, 2010)

Is it not
As you wish,
because
I have brought
another sunrise and
The soft rhythm of
quiet days

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Lighted Windows (November 7, 2010)

lighted windows
long stormy days
outside the trees
turn and twist
a dark glance
eyes of thunder
rain so plunging

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Air Is Flushed With Quiet Pause (November 4, 2010)

The air is flushed with
quiet pause
an expectant moment
called up slowly
a memory scarcely touched
so hard to know
a sad farewell
and yet
your part is not yet over.

Over And Over Again (November 3, 2010)

Over and over again
days which seemed meaningless
as though a fallen bird
singing its last Perhaps
and so much
I wanted to tell you

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cathy Cullis, Guest Poet (November 1, 2010)

The guest poet for the month of November is Cathy Cullis, a wonderful artist/poet who keeps up with two blogs and two online shops! Cathy's poetry blog, Nevering can be found here and her other blog where you can find more of her thoughts, creative process and beautiful mixed work, along with links to her shops, can be found here. I appreciate having Cathy's participation here at MissouriBendPaperWorks!