Monthly Archives: December 2011

rock-a-bye

 

rock-a-bye you treetop baby

close your eyes and start to fall

tumbling down and down and down

into the deepest sleep of all

 

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Dear Mother …

 

Dear Mother …

 

I’ve always called you by your name

like everybody else.

But when I think about it,

it doesn’t feel right somehow.

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Be still the night

 

Glory to God the One the Highest

Peace on earth and all goodwill

Today His Word became a man

To His salvation plan fulfill

 

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my word and His

 

whenever i utter a word

describing something

especially to myself

see what i’ve seen

what i want to see

recall what i’ve heard

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Siamese cat

 

Siamese cat with noiseless feet,

Softly padding as we meet.

 

Siamese cat, with bright, green eyes,

In the dark like fireflies.

 

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At one o’clock in the morning

 

At one o’clock in the morning

I am copying a poem

On death and war and humanity,

Written in words that catch and move.

 

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the everywhereness of You

 

maybe

it’s easier for me

to think of

You high above

up there

everywhere

in the stars the sky

or the birds flying by

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Dying moth

 

Dying moth,

Panting wings broken,

Have you burst out

Of your tight cocoon,

Flinging your graceful spirit

To the wind,

 

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midnight

 

midnight

wind up the night’s

release

 

brush rinse

the stale day out

 

gulp down

a jugful of

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