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Ivy

(just another oldie – revised)

Her roots are caught

in rock-bound earth

but her dreams coil up

the weathered trunk

of an old elm tree. 44 more words

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Knot

(from 1995)

Would it not be

a greater love

to silence keep,

to hide one’s heart

when it is fettered

sneaking past

those greater dreams, 41 more words

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Answer

She pleaded to the gods,

let me make love

to the trees in your forest!

But they were silent.

And so she implored them again, 65 more words

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Acolyte

Moon, like a giant lily

floats in bloom

on the surface of night.

It is then we remember

that without Sun

we’d never know Luna… 12 more words

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To Hop a Train

She finds the old footprints,

follows them past mothers

with splashing children,

past men and dogs

chasing sticks in waves,

past the log

where he changed the lens… 66 more words

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Listening to Bach

Flute notes

like honey drops

fall into my tea

as I read the leaves

and know this day

will be sweet harmony.

(c) 1991, 2014 Betty Hayes Albright

Poetry

Dandelions

(One more dandelion re-post, this one from 1982)

And so we curse

this edible vision,

this crayon yellow

turned silver-spun filament!

Oh, grand survivor… 27 more words

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