Arts

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Poetry Collection

I am starting to organize the poems that are on this website.

I normally post my poems simply as blog posts, usually after spending some time editting them.

However, so are posted as fairly raw drafts.

Eventually, I go back, revise some of the poems, and place them into a structure related to other poems. It helps me think about how my poems interrelate. Hopefully, it will be helpful to you as well.

Some poems end up in a section at the bottom of uncategorized poems. These are often poems I haven't gone back to work on or to think about how they relate to other poems.

In particular, poems that I write during periods where I post a poem a day end up in this section.

There are links below to navigate through the different sections, subsections, and the poems within each subsection.

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The Daily Examen – May 24, 2017

The peepers in the pond
sound the same
as they usually do.
When the jet overhead
drowns them out,
I almost forget
to give thanks
for the same old peepers.

The Daily Examen – May 23, 2017

A goldfinch crossing
the town green,
bats at twilight,
a strip of pink highlighting
the edge of the evening sky,
are all balms
for some
of the recent grief.

The Daily Examen – May 22, 2017

It is hard to relish
the moments of the day
when it is grey
and like so many other days.

You have to look harder
like at those white things
floating in the lake
that you only realize
after they have raised their heads
a top their long necks
that they are swans
feeding.

You have to stay calmer
as you handle request after request
and if you are fortunate
the sound of the rain
on the long drive home
can be soothing.

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