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New Poem in Nimrod

The new themed issue of Nimrod International on “Circulatory Systems: Current and Connection” includes my poem “Visiting My Father’s Childhood Apartment.” Thanks to the editors for selecting the poem and for provoking us to think about how we are interconnected with each other and with the world around us.

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Turn The Page Poetry

Welcome to the Turn The Page Poetry blog where I will be showcasing some of my original poetry.

Feedback and advice is more than welcome. I am relatively new to writing poetry but have become passionate about doing so. 24 more words



I walk the path
Anticipating the crossroads
Where fellow travelers meet
If only for a short time
I feel the call to another life
To share the way with another soul… 47 more words

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A cry from the mountaintopA cry in the wind

Lost in the swirling maelstrom

Lost to the dark night
Words in a certain form might move the world… 43 more words

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May Rain

Withered trail of winds,

bloom gulmohars in the soul:

wonder rains of May


New Poem: "... something else entirely."

… something else entirely.

By J. K. McDowell

May 2015

Sometimes I dream of floating, other times of flying.

Clouds just look fluffy, I can feel their sharp edges. 145 more words

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Trapped in the world

Of a shared reality

One to which too many succumb

One from which only a few fly free.

Illusions of freedom… 41 more words

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