Monthly Archives: December 2014

Auld Lang Syne

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Burnt Away

 Burnt away is memory. The waves of sea-time—- A tsunami Of last images, Of last sighs, Of last loss, A gentle head dropped back, A gentle hand gone still, A sweet mouth silent— Still its poetry, Still its kindness, Mute … Continue reading

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Remembering Ruby

Ruby and her husband, Hercules Valentine Anderson, were my grandparents. Memorial Day always brings them to mind.  The wakes of being they left in life  we living keep alive in the name of justice, in the name of love and … Continue reading

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Remembering Cal

Ann Arbor– so long ago, so very  long ago. We all know that feeling when some potent memory comes again out of the mist so fresh, clear, and real that it seems ‘now’ again. I find myself saying “chotto matte” … Continue reading

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Remembering Jan

  Dearest Jan~ “What a difference a day makes….24 little hours….” Remember that song? The room is flooded with thoughts of you. I always used to joke that you were my muse; that you picked a mighty humble ability on … Continue reading

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With A Love Like Gleam

With a Love Like Gleam Christmas 2014 Awake at dawn The dream begins, Again and again, Day after day, Gone, long gone. The din of our rooms Is still And emptiness wins the day In the long gone way of … Continue reading

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Wish I Had a River

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