#385. for lily

September 16, 2010

in fact walt
america’s voice
you call softly across
the poetic river of sweet timeless
time with your strophes echoing subtly
a strong cry of hope that fills the yearning heart
and keeps us all from surrendering to the cone of silence

#359. making silence echo

August 19, 2010

making silence echo

restrained hesitation just before
the next tango step
light jingling through ice cubes
a hundred glasses
raised in hot sharp conversations
are taken outside
to the ancient cobblestone streets
the humid night
bright eyes then hands lips bodies
making silence echo

#270. love inhabits

May 22, 2010

love inhabits me
the ghosted peals
of bells that have rung
yesterday and again
tomorrow they will ring
that i might recognize
the silence between us
as the living for each breath
together that is our fire

#227. for my healers

April 9, 2010

wanting to sing
told i had no range
my voice was scarred
forced into silence.

my spirit once shamed
returns to the dance
which is the bridge
from my mind words
to my heart songs.

i know both shores.

#185. blizzard

February 26, 2010

quiet this morning
snow quiet
almost silent

enjoying
isolation
thick
warm
anonymous

just another flake
hoping the thaw
never comes

#179. vacant

February 20, 2010

vacant

work silence

vacant

days

with life

to do

vacant

chair

vacant

as the ice

block

floating

hudson river

sea bound down

past

vacant

me.

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