Category Archives: poetry

The Dark Secret of the Iris

I received this poem in the mail in November 1991, unsigned. I suspect it is an original work, but it might have been copied from elsewhere. If you are the poet, please contact me.   The Power of the Eye? … Continue reading

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Two Lost Poems

I found these poems in my Mother’s papers. (She died in 2003 – it’s taken me a while to get around to sorting them.) I think they show a guilty conscience on my part. (It would also help to know … Continue reading

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Jacqui’s Sonnet

(Photo courtesy of jbwritergirl) Today, after being reminded in my dreams that she must still be around, I found Jacqui on the internet. https://twitter.com/jbwritergirl Here is a poem I wrote to her in 1978.   Jacqui’s Sonnet   You came … Continue reading

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Golden Gates

The story goes, “In days of old, a Man Held this to be self-evident: do not Reveal what’s told to you, until you can Examine its intent; the way is fraught, Each step, a chance to undertake a test — … Continue reading

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The Key to the Wine Cellar

The mysterious bouquet Of past vintage years Has an allure so strong That the prohibition Could cause more harm Than the intoxication.   Please give me just a sip And I shall be content Knowing that it is no longer … Continue reading

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Noises

I went to bed sometime last night, But early this morning I woke with a fright, For I could hear as plainly as light is day A mouse, in a corner, begin to say:   “I love to make noises … Continue reading

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Holding You Close

  Holding you close, my soul’s at ease, As if you’ve lifted Life’s disease Of hunger, sorrow, and trying To stop disaster and dying, Especially when ‘vis-a-vis’.   Other ones I could never please, Beating me down to humble knees; … Continue reading

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