Tag Archive: sad

In the Fresh

In the fresh afternoon I wish it could all begin rather than this straggle To the wounded end I’d go back To the start of the kisses To the first firelight And I’d… Continue reading


Fare thee well now One midnight horn calls So I shall travel after Following the smoke on the tracks Down dark’s ribcage Into the starglow Remember me when the mist burns When heat… Continue reading

Warbling Birds

Warbling birds In the trees near the Mosque Under a grey dawn sky Beholding rise of day For a gentle phrase to say I look into the songs of the birds But there,… Continue reading

A Grey Day and Joni Mitchell

A grey day and Joni Mitchell morning Ladies of the Canyon And you always come to mind With your tresses in the wind And your hash pipes puffing How long ago it all… Continue reading

The Valentine

The Valentine silent and unseen The one long-lived with me I take it now out of its gilded box Built by time with tears for locks Handmade with skill and polished by heart… Continue reading

I Wrote a Poem

I wrote a poem And then I don’t believe I cried O this is not a good way To begin a cloudy day I will look for distraction Some hard labor to do… Continue reading


All useless Puffs of dust thrown From a flick of the hand The straying of wild wind A crush of smothering flowers Every effort Drowned at the start A matchtip flare in the… Continue reading

Now, Love

To the empty bed go now, love, To the shadow left Where the crushed scent fled The broken stalks were strewn The torn deaf petals flew Hearing not the singing from the moon,… Continue reading

The Last Page

Let the last page float off Into the dark fingers the moon kisses To gleam like a jewel may it be Polished by the breath I gave Back to the world from sky… Continue reading


“The harp of the sad night Plays now in the eventide Here my meal of day is done Finished now my fruits of sun The walk alone in fields of moon Begun I… Continue reading

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