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A violet light

Originally posted on Visionary Poems:
A violet light spilled onto the waters from high in the firmament Where the sun was a’setting  As the blue sky of day swept away by opaque lilacs Burgeoned in a crepuscular lambency The great star of daytide shed an aura of…


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Many of you have likely noticed that Monday’s Poem of the Week often have themes related to medicine and family. I make no apologies for this, for this is who I am, and this is what I do. However, as … Continue reading

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A Gardener’s War

Some guys love working in their yards, planting, digging, pruning – I confess, I’m not one of them. While I enjoy having a home surrounded by blooming plants, along with a hillside of fruit trees producing oranges, lemons, and in … Continue reading

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The Gremlin of the Kremlin

These are thoughts many of us have. I’ll have more to say on this later this week.

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The Golden Rule

Originally posted on Banter Republic:
Whoever has gold makes the rules. As a matter of fact, they are entitled to making it up as they go along. Do unto others before they do one to you. Before they can anticipate…

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Mother’s Day 2021

Mother’s Day Tomorrow is the day we have chosen to officially honor not only our own mothers, but also the concept of motherhood itself. Regardless of the nature of the relationship you’ve had with your own mom, it is not … Continue reading

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Within and Without

Welcome back to Poetry Monday. Hope you enjoy today’s offering. within and without I feel my unity, imperfect, gaps and cracks, holding together for now. I wonder to her, conjure her of memory. her being in me fills me out- … Continue reading

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It’s another Poetry Monday, and one more from the series called Maps by my favorite poet. Hope you are all surviving the heat. Our A/C chose a bad time to go on the fritz. departure   that night train crouching … Continue reading

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I slept and dreamt  that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. – Rabindranath Tagore My other favorite quote from this wise Bengali poet: You can’t cross the sea … Continue reading

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Happiness and The Missing Tile Syndrome

“We have met the enemy, and he is us” is Pogo creator Walt Kelly’s apt 20th century parody of Perry’s famous quotation. It captures the essence of a profound and oft unrecognized truth, that we are often our own worst … Continue reading

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