Poems

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1.
A Dream Of Trees

There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees,
A quiet house, some green and modest acres
A little way from every troubling town,
A little way from factories, schools, laments.
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2.
A Visitor

My father, for example,
who was young once
and blue-eyed,
returns
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3.
Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
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4.
The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
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5.
When Death Comes

When death comes
like the hungry bear in autumn;
when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse
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Whispering to each handhold, "I'll be back,"
I go up the cliff in the dark. One place
I loosen a rock and listen a long time
till it hits, faint in the gulf, but the rush
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7.
Mindful

Every day
I see or hear
something
that more or less
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8.
August

When the blackberries hang
swollen in the woods, in the brambles
nobody owns, I spend
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9.
A Meeting

She steps into the dark swamp
where the long wait ends.

The secret slippery package
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10.
At Blackwater Pond

At Blackwater Pond the tossed waters have settled
after a night of rain.
I dip my cupped hands. I drink
a long time. It tastes
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