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Meanwhile, at the Bus-Stop

“Oh, Barry, why have you chucked the lid on the floor?”  The old woman sighed.  Barry, ten years old if he was a day, shrugged. 435 more words

William Stafford

Meanwhile, in the trendy restaurant...

The waiter, dressed in cycling shorts, helmet and a bright yellow jersey as if he had just won the Tour de France, approached the table with a wary smile.  587 more words

William Stafford

Sunday Poem

Things to Think

by Robert Bly

Think in ways you’ve never thought before.
If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message
Larger than anything you’ve ever heard, … 166 more words


Little Black Book

Jason got carefully out of bed, wincing at the creak of the mattress.  He grabbed his trousers from the floor and tiptoed to the bathroom.  Why am I being so quiet, he asked himself, feeling foolish?  345 more words

William Stafford

William Stafford


The ordinary miracles begin. Somewhere
a signal arrives: “Now,” and the rays
come down. A tomorrow has come. Open
your hands, lift them: morning rings… 93 more words



Freddie waited anxiously for the post.  He’d taken the day off work, called in sick, because he didn’t want to miss the delivery.  He sat by the front door, afraid to go to the bathroom in case he missed it.  623 more words

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Wise Words: William Stafford

The things you do not have to say make you rich. Saying things you do not have to say weakens your talk. Hearing things you do not need to hear dulls your hearing. 19 more words