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10,000 Things

Small, now A child of hope Innocent of consequences. There is no change It all changes This moment again. The fall of light The drift of thought Following in the wake. It was then In knowing you I was first … Continue reading

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This and That

This expression That experience Where do the two meet? Don’t say the One. But the danger is For the one saying it For the other understanding it Thinking comprehension. Settled here now In the lee of the summit Sliding down … Continue reading

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Terraces

Wild clematis Scent Spring fresh This spent high Summer. Aching down Weight of sun Shallow breath. Coming here Sometimes Many times before. Grass lit meadow Forest edge Aflame with shadow. Yes, coming here For want And wintry days. For far … Continue reading

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First Sun to Last

New sun Condenses mist From first light. Silvered now It glitters Down valley deep. Soft stirring Wind wakes The air to dance. Rising tide Brims the ridge Flows through trees. This skin sense Morning touch Wonder feels. How heavy Liquid … Continue reading

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Distant Thunder

Sharp this light Falls tangent Then carved away. Coarse green hill Shivering Sheltering deep. It rings this air Sounds down Base hollow lingers. Bruised underside Feathered up Clouds moult dark. Ragged in breath Silent pale stealth Easing through trees. This … Continue reading

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Touch Me Again

A soft afternoon cicada Gentles the way Sea breeze of evening. Distant ships White-walled yachts Weigh in westering sun. Small butterfly Shelters the warmth Napped baize of leaves. And it reaches out No, further! Touches in long sweep down. Abrupt … Continue reading

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Language Must Withdraw

Words will This wonder of worlds Waive to waste. The air This breath Opening the moment. The great horizon Vast cosmos In this green leaf. Nothing is left out No fly nor spun thread Lies beyond. Thought would Fiction make … Continue reading

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Such Quiet

Soft Last light Such quiet. A distant song thrush Echoes Through the forest. Still air After rain The tang of dark soil. A rock crashes Wild boar Easing downhill. Blackbird calls Pigeon breathes A sudden wren chirps. And silently it … Continue reading

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No. 4 The Turn to the World

We bind ourselves Blind our eyes Cover our ears Withdraw from the world. Isolated it becomes clear Fixed in form It can be worked out Thought then has time to think. But where do we stand When thought thinks When … Continue reading

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No. 3 The Fable of Fiction

This vast cosmos Engendered by luck Deals out fortune as fate. The ten thousand things In constant motion Blind us to this destiny. On our blue planet Far from the centre We story the world with meaning. But the terrible … Continue reading

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