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Where does logic go to in the night?

Where  do dreams  go while we are awake? Where does logic go to in the night? Why does laughter make our body shake? Why do  men like eating home made cake? Why  do little children want to bite? Where  do … Continue reading

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Contorted faces wincing as they pass

Excited by the epidemic ruse The front page item of the evening news People rush together to convey What they   do not know  or cannot say Contorted faces wincing as they pass No funeral. no wedding and no Mass Lost … Continue reading

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In the  sighing woodland ,birds go by

In the wanton woodland ,birds flash by Busy with their mates and with their nests Caught a glimpse  there in my cornered eye I walk held up by silence  undefied Life is plain when  we don’t send the texts In … Continue reading

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God  is murdered daily, we perceive

How precious is the life that we will lose The joy of senses open  like new leaves The  holy sun, the air,  our attitudes Our boundary, our skin  protects, is bruised By those who  claim to love but soon deceive … Continue reading

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Words or sin

The paradox  of praise is that we’re judged Yet how can judgement place us on a dot The eye is wet, the dropped tear is a smudge A line in-finite,  dense with its own spots Whether beauty of the body-mind … Continue reading

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Ecstasy can’t last,can’t be pursued

Maybe Meghan  knew we’d have a storm A hurricane of doubt,  the leaders scorned She’s back in Canada, I wish I were Seeing Leonard Cohen every where A thousand kisses deep may be too much Especially  for those who’re unrehearsed … Continue reading

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Our Father

Our Father,Stars in Heaven, Spell out thy Great Name. Thy wisdom comes And Angels’ sums Add up our human pain. Thy love is felt, Though we live in doubt About the human game. Give us delay On bankers pay, And … Continue reading

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Terror and rage

  A force far deeper than our anger Elemental as a storm Annihilating all before it Terror makes our rage perform. This force saying self is threatened Runs to rise and to protect, Most murderous when we’re most alarmed Rage … Continue reading

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Fragility is measured by the glass

As fragile as the sacred crystal glass Which  broken was smashed up like any cup Till its particles invaded us at Mass Uncontained,  how will this  moment pass? Suffering  breaks us down, what helps us up? Hearts as fragile as  … Continue reading

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A cruel hill

We measure walls and windows and the rain But not the patterns painted on  the  pane We measure flour and butter and  the tin But not the love with which we mix them in There is  no  linear scale in … Continue reading

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Sailing like a flower across the sky

I spent my life on books on how to live Then  when death was near I really did I saw the little smile on my friend’s face I saw the shining eyes, the lost embrace I gathered up these books … Continue reading

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Abbey Steps

I’d like to visit Whitby and its shores See the Abbey ruins on the cliff I can’t climb those steep steps any more The whip of salty sea, the shells, the lore The  old town with its alleys and its … Continue reading

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I wish we were on Sutton Bank again

I wish we were on Sutton Bank again The Cleveland Hills with heather and bright bees We lay down in the heather in the sun We hitched a lift, Osmotherley, a van Another day was Whitby and the sea I … Continue reading

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This treasure

Absenting ourselves from presence in this life Glued onto the pictures in our minds It neither matters if  we wish for strife Or whether they fill needs of better kind. We know that wish fulfilment comes in dreams And also … Continue reading

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No map

The more I  write, the more I feel the gap From  the immense, the real  of skin and eye To what  I write or draw upon a map When you  lay still, my skin around you wrapped I touched you … Continue reading

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He won’t like  the crap you shed

I am frightened I’ll run out of food My   insides are in knots that feel glued I  feel sick tonight What was I ate? The cat’s looking mad  yet amused The Whiska’s beef ‘s  meant for the cat I trod … Continue reading

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The edge of sight

The impatience of a hunter, keen,intent Will miss small movements at the edge of sight Will miss the sacred spirit’s new descent Relaxing when in danger,insolent, Will throw a wider beam of golden light Curb impatience, excess of  intent Slowness  … Continue reading

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Love was,oh,so long ago.

  Waxy flowers poking through Snow so white Flowers bright. Made me think of you. I see once more yoursweet white hair, Soft as snow On pillow. Now my bed is bleak and bare , Face alight,flower to sun, I … Continue reading

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There ain’t no cure for love

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I eat cartoons for breakfast with a knife

I  lack the skill of mimicking   a cat Mimesis  makes me copy  acrobats I cannot do the crossword in the Times If I’m free, I marry many  rhymes A cartoon left me cold,I needed words I preferred  to talk except … Continue reading

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