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The Snow Man

December 23, 2015 martin 0

BY WALLACE STEVENS One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ice, The spruces rough in the distant glitter Of […]

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Forest Prayer

December 23, 2015 martin 1

for JR at the grove’s edge you meet them all, each one dripping with hurt, steel eyed dusted and luminous   moss trod and lichen lipped you go on, forgiving and seeking forgiveness. looking back, you see that abandoned, none follow and alone you go, […]

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Deeper

December 5, 2015 martin 0

for Dennis Lee By the river at night burned stubble of sugar cane feathers the air with a lick of caramel a quiet earth underscores crocus and chorusing cricket as curlew weep their distant sonorous calls fingering the stillness we pluck a string of starlight […]