Richard Bunch


Richard Bunch Poems

1. Existential Predicament 7/5/2005
2. Unveiling 4/8/2005
3. Sequoia 2/10/2007
4. The Port Of San Francisco 5/3/2008
5. Blue Jays Filled With Sunlight 9/12/2008
6. The Winners 10/3/2008
7. Red Sun Disappearing 1/15/2009
8. A Circle Of One 3/29/2009
9. Canoeing 5/17/2009
10. When Music Dreams 7/24/2009
11. Beachside Haiku 7/25/2009
12. To Savor 7/18/2006
13. Veins 9/28/2007
14. Brief Bios 7/4/2008
15. Pressure 8/17/2008
16. Painted Desert 3/7/2005
17. Two Haiku 12/28/2004
18. Today 11/12/2004
19. Seawind In The Plums 4/12/2008
20. Women At The Russian River 5/31/2008
21. Poppies Gathering 9/5/2008
22. Sky Blue 1/24/2005
23. Rain 3/29/2009
24. Dangling 6/7/2008
25. Composition 6/14/2008
26. Degrees Of Green At Goat Rock 5/9/2008
27. The Native Returns 11/11/2004
Best Poem of Richard Bunch

The Native Returns

After so many winters, the summer’s
Sun swims these worn hands and brightens the wine-
Shouldered hills. Coming home, no more going
Far, far away, I bring these memories
To a living end, one to remember.

A horseshoe tops the door of knotty pine,
Still exiles fortune’s shade. Yet home’s steep climb
From the past presents some memoried signs:
Eucalyptus odors, moss-ancient oak-
Once were these lost. Now nostalgia’s sired
Eyes find poppies on a hill’s leafy bed.

Such roots consume me, for they are love’s yoke
Where all’s remembered as ...

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Two Haiku

among yellow stamens
and this salmon sunset—
a swan’s head

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cloud-wisped afternoon sky
a wild gander skimming waves
takes flight

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