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William Stafford

Remind me again—together we
trace our strange journey, find
each other, come on laughing.
Some time we’ll cross where life
ends. We’ll both look back…
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Not All Wolves

“Who can that be at this time of night?” Mrs Wolf looked up from her knitting.

“Only one way to find out!” Mr Wolf put down his newspaper and headed to the front door. 374 more words

William Stafford

Looking Up

(for William Stafford)

Your poems run the gamut;
you have blessed us with music
of realization and understanding.
Many of those poems were born
on your couch, lying on your back, 14 more words


Fire Writers Conference

This past Monday I had the honor of leading a workshop for the Fire Writers conference, a one day series of creative writing workshops conducted for high school students from public and private schools across Yamhill County. 609 more words

The Cabinet

Harvey slowed his breathing and steeled himself.  It was time to exit the cabinet.  A simple action in itself, but the culmination of many years of study, calculations and experimentation.  1,013 more words

William Stafford

Tommy writes a letter

                                                              January 5th, 2109

Dear Grandpa,

Our instructor said we have to write a letter to someone in the past.  It’s her idea of homework.  I call it punishment.  705 more words

William Stafford

You Reading This, Be Ready

Starting here, what do you want to remember?
How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?
What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
sound from outside fills the air? 86 more words

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