Category Archives: Poems

Dreams May

Beautiful Shore Night is the terror of entaloned prey The one hunted by spirits The one stalked by shadows Night is the peace of the lake ever still Not hurried by any earth curse Not labored by any far shore Night is the echo of unanswered silence The sound of a breaking promise The sound of a departing hope Night Read More


Seize the Day

Please God Lockpick prayers strainingIn small places to prise –Scraping the boundariesOf secret designs What withholden treasureMust be kept out of reach?An Eden beyondeven wild desire—! Unknitting hooksPiece apart mysteriesImpatient to prosper,To find meaning in life. Fearful of discovery,desperate to know—reaching and grabbing,and pulling,and blind. 12/20/21


Wooly Eyes

Pastoral Sheep are the wealth of the poor;Shepherding a job for a punkWho has no better work:The last child, the left over,Walking nowhere, watching sheepEat and sleep and excrete,Doing nothing but waitingTo be sure that nothing is done. 2/25/2022For D.P.


Kindred Star

Heavy Years Glory is slow, like light A thousand years arriving To twinkle for a star; Glory is slow, like the sun’s Boiling imminent flame, always Afire, never yet burnt out; Glory is slow, like the water Sighing up from the ocean Again to the snowy mountain To take with it one tiny fleck of dirt; Glory is slow, like Read More