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The Old Painter

THE OLD PAINTER

sublime my paintings, memory be
lost in time, I now must see

where once the gale winds trembled chill
wrapped in blankets, remember still

a touch, a kiss, the summer sun
from deep within, must now be spun

I frolic to and fro in time
my brush, alas..... can only mime

I still can hear cicada's whine
but yearn for yellow celandine

tho memories fade, my spirit thrives
aflush! my paintings will survive!


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Snow Angel

Snow Angel


headlong into clouds

babe dug tunnels in the snow

smiling from heaven



……a day like today….. sun reflecting off the icy snow, about 5-below-zero….my animal best 
friend (Golden Retriever)  “Babe Ruth”  thought he was in heaven on earth!....now he’s in 
heaven smiling…

11/27/10
9:55 am


 


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Silent Hearts

Silent Hearts


inside
silent hearts
words left unsaid
never find their voice
lost


12/01/10 
4:20 pm
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Labyrinth

silk dreams
weave a path
of ancient memories
leading me towards a shared destiny
with my ancestors
blessing me with visions
they dreamt
and now I see
~inspired by my interest in finding and walking 'labyrinths' around the Midwest...


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Shadows In My Mind

Darkness brings the shadows
Of places I have been
Memories loom in corners
Rattling in the wind
Sometimes whispers haunt me
Never letting go
Race across the star shine
Answers left unknown
Reaching blindly through the night
Someone to hold close
Only to find vapors
Drifting down like tears
Shadows never listen
'Till the morning light
Then I'll follow sunrise
Far into my mind

Then I'll follow sunrise

                          Far into my mind




02/09/13
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Masterpiece

Masterpiece

 By James Marshall Goff





picture 

                    our planet


                                        framed in


                                                    ~LOVE~LOVE~
                                                    L                  L
                                                    O      our      O 
                                                    V    planet     V
                                                    E                  E
                                                    ~LOVE~LOVE~


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The Twinkling

The Twinkling


above
the hazy moon
night time whispers stories
shooting stars race in close to hear
and wink


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Dreamtime: flowers never bloom

I heard my name  from shadows spoke,
beyond the place called time

where thoughts begin, from deep within
where names have never been

It's there I found the driftless peace
upon the sunlit glen

far from the distant cloudless nights
where hope has never been

I felt the tears of morning dew
the Angels left for you

I'll shine a light upon your path
that sunrise never knew


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His Demise

Where no sound escapes unchallenged above the din
of too many wars, waged for profits that have no future.
Lost now, only darkness clutches, upon his demise.

Fables, told ‘round friendly fires, chant his name eternal.
Birds of the forest, and fish in the sea, remembered his kindness forever,
and slowed in silence, when spirits spread the news of his demise.

From eastern tongues, chants heard in midnight chapels,
aglow in reverent prayer ‘till daylight dawned,
and rows of fallen soldiers, white stones of his demise.

His friends who could not broach the musket….lift the water pail,
and scorned the day of distant guns, their path was lost.
The masters of the chase cursed not of his demise.

Tho centuries turn, the din still heard, fresh enemies forged,
repeat once more, while mothers weep, their cries unheard,
and planes come home to belch caskets, filled with his demise.

The fallen sing from distant stars, so bright for all to see,
with blending light, the truth never dies.
Behold the day when all will see the end of his demise.




12/30/10
8:20 am
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Model Of Peace

Bend your eyes and ears around
the sights and sounds of a
world at peace.

A squadron of oak trees on
a hill, laughing and playing acorns
with unsuspecting travelers below.

A phalanx of bison, wind whipping
tired eyes, conquer prairie after
prairie, victory assured.

Dozens of purple martins, dive
bombing this way and that,
enjoy a dinner flight.

A herd of underwater manatees,
precisely pinging echo-location,
submarine in unison, towards
their night grove.

Shooting stars, without targets,
celebrate our celestial
hope,

Our

Celestial

Hope



07/18/13
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