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Poem On My 70th Birthday - Poem by michael hogan

After a night of rain
eucalyptus hangs heavy and redolent with damp breath.
Ground fog clings to unmown grasses in the park
where the dog bounds like a joyful shadow.
Everything is new.
A hummingbird balances on a slim branch of spruce
while, unreported by Fox News, a squirrel scampers down the trunk.
Streetlights on timers blink off
and the first lid of light opens the eye of the east.
Drops of rain glisten red and violet on the polished roofs of cars.

Once I lived another life
and now there are fewer to remember.
Mother gone, father long before
although the rhythm of their language is inside me still:
scraps of songs and poems mother memorized
of an older time when the forests were primeval
of murmuring pines and hemlocks.
I suppose there was a dog back then as well
and a boy who clung with his pal in the dark
when a summer storm rattled the windows
and the wind blew out the candle flame.
They awoke the next morning to find the world new
their fears forgotten under the dripping leaves of trees
and the ground fog on the unmown grass
as time bent back around the universe
and no worries as each new turn brought
a lightening sky in the east and a crescendo of birds
calling across the hills.

We dawdle now
as joggers pass us in florescent sweatpants and clouds of breath.
The dog investigating each bench and tree stump
and I simply standing, watching, bemused, reluctant to take any further
this epiphany spore which floats in the damp morning breeze
and lifts the dog’s fur.
For I know standing here watching
that if we ran together fast as we could when I was a boy
and the dog was a pup
and time bent back round again
that I would still never catch up with that life
which seems as real as the ground fog which I can almost touch
but then as the sun rises
disappears as if it were never there.


Comments about Poem On My 70th Birthday by michael hogan

  • Gold Star - 35,597 Points Gajanan Mishra (7/14/2013 8:17:00 PM)

    everything is new, good write, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Fog

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  6. 6. A Dense Gray Fog , Daniel Lloyd Kennedy
  7. 7. Rise Up Baby , Simona Terron
  8. 8. The Rush Of A Lie , Soren Valentine
  9. 9. Consolation , Mohammad Tauheed hussain
  10. 10. Fog , Rose Wilder
  11. 11. A Kaleidoscopic Fog , Nora Loch
  12. 12. Fog , Natali Surjan
  13. 13. Heart Of Darkness , Ciara Owens
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  15. 15. An Haiku Or Two , Dónall Dempsey
  16. 16. Fog , Emmanuel George Cefai
  17. 17. Remembering Carl Sandburg - The Fog , john tiong chunghoo
  18. 18. Let The Fog Roll In , Ben Paynter
  19. 19. The Bus , David Lewis Paget
  20. 20. When The Gray Fog Covers The Great Gums , Francis Duggan
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  22. 22. Fog , Aldo Kraas
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  24. 24. Haiku Beyond Smog , Jonathan ROBIN
  25. 25. Amid A Wintry Day , MOHAMMAD SKATI
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  27. 27. Racial Memories: Perhaps Storypoem , ivor or ivor.e hogg
  28. 28. Racial Memories: Perhaps , ivor or ivor.e hogg
  29. 29. The Fog To-Night Has Come , Emmanuel George Cefai
  30. 30. Fog, Yet Another Point Of View , David Whalen
  31. 31. Fog , Angela Wybrow
  32. 32. Fog , Juan Olivarez
  33. 33. Fog , Edwina Reizer
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  35. 35. The Fog , Amitava Chakraborty
  36. 36. The Misty Fog Was In Her Hair , Edwina Reizer
  37. 37. Voice In The Fog , Randy McClave
  38. 38. You Lost Me , Aldo Kraas
  39. 39. A Dark, Misty Morning Last Autum , Aldo Kraas
  40. 40. Fog On Highway 5 , RIC S. BASTASA
  41. 41. Lifted From A Fog , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  42. 42. The Hyde 0f Dr Jekyll In A Foggy Day In .. , Ken e Hall
  43. 43. Dream Of Fog And Mist (If You Can) , David Whalen
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  45. 45. *tasting The Fog , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
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  47. 47. Dark Place , Naveed Akram
  48. 48. Mercy, Mercury! , Edward Kofi Louis
  49. 49. Ceased Delhi In A Winter Fog , Dr. Yogesh Sharma
  50. 50. The Fog Returns , Walterrean Salley
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