S. R. Lavin

Rookie (4/2/45 / Springfield, Massachusetts)

S. R. Lavin Poems

1. Perdido 2/12/2006
2. On The Beach 3/30/2006
3. The Best Part Of The Day 5/18/2006
4. American Homeland 1/30/2007
5. His Dilemma 1/30/2007
6. Picture Perfect 12/23/2005
7. In The Shadow Of Dudley Mountain 2/5/2011
8. Walls Of Art, Walls Of Separation 2/6/2011
9. Ocean Marsh At Dawn 3/11/2011
10. Dire Times & Endless Desire (Like A Streetcar) 3/16/2011
11. The View From 21b 3/17/2011
12. Amish Country For M. J. Lavin 6/4/2011
13. Glint Of Sun 10/29/2011
14. Glazier 10/29/2011
15. Reflections In The Sun 11/7/2011
16. The Great Awakening Nov.2011 11/21/2011
17. Indian Lake For S. R. H. 3/25/2013
18. My Son Slept In Red Cloud 11/28/2005
19. Blue 71 12/6/2005
20. Outermost, A Man Alone 12/7/2005
21. My Secret Life 11/27/2005
22. The King Of Hearts Is Dead 11/27/2005
23. Park Bench 101 12/12/2005
24. In The Field Were Fireflies 12/12/2005
25. Visions Of My Mother & Beyond 12/12/2005
26. The Geese Don'T Know What Day It Is 12/16/2005
27. Sawed In Half 12/23/2005
28. Where Did The Llamas Go? {or, Being There With You} 12/23/2005
29. Eternal Being 11/27/2005
30. Crossing Lake Champlain With You 12/12/2005
31. Two Doves 12/23/2005
32. The Breeze Provokes Me 12/25/2005
Best Poem of S. R. Lavin

Crossing Lake Champlain With You

The word “Hebrew” means “those who crossed over”….
the ones who sought to be separated from
those who did not cross over…the ones
who crossed over were seeking the meaning of life.

Crossing Lake Champlain by ferry with you
on a windy, wintry afternoon is
like passing out of death into life.

This is what we were created for –-
to become the essential ingredients
of an eternal moment, when friends
make every effort to meet each other’s needs.

Paraphrasing the essential –-
“Make life your poetry, not poetry your life.”

These are words we ...

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Outermost, A Man Alone

I am, outermost, a man. Here
the subtle choreography
of solitude
on a lonely stretch of sand,
a coastline, forbidding cloud-cover,
flashes of electrical brilliance,
and southward, the sea.

To live without love

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