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Once Upon a Storm

(from 1993)

When morning woke in silence

and you heard naught but a prayer,

when the earth was scented misty

came a tightness in the air. 96 more words



He cuts away gold-threaded robes,

rips the collar from his voice,

kicks away the leaded boots

and finds that he can dance

beyond the trappings… 36 more words


Lament of the Night Watchman

Old castle rests on brambled shores

near curling leaves and browning lawn

as ivy coils through empty doors

where once his golden sword was drawn. 141 more words



The seer gazes

past her spinning wheel

and there she eyes

the weave of Yin and Yang

in threads of sun

and yarns of moon… 25 more words



What sin, my love,

what wrong have we?

That we closed not our ears

to soul’s high-calling song?

That we turned not away

from the striking… 55 more words


A Poet's Blood

A poet’s blood

flows to the brain

and out again

with just one change –

the cells are richer,

colored by

a metaphor,

a mystic eye… 19 more words



How many colors

fit on the head of a pin?

Seven times seven

the Seamstress says.

And we,

like eyes of needles

tuck and shape the space, 72 more words