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From my

One Hermit Ages

series:

 

This Life is a social one.

 

A teacher, thus students...

No caves.  No cottages. 

 

Awake to Dreams.  Dreams of Awake.

Poetry elusive; time for it all the more so. 

 

The body, a member of a civic body. 

The heart a hermit...as deep within as a lamplit cave might beckon.

 



The night air,
waters (somewhere) burble.
A deer in the dark
hoof-crunches 
yesterday’s now 12 degree snow. 
A mouse moves. In sudden urgency. 
Unseen all. 
Unnoticed, none. 

The moon is lost in wane,
in fog, in the coldest hour. 

I balance a bundle of barky splits
in the fold of my arm. Indentations. 
Scratches. 

The stove awaits. The kettle, too. 
Nearly midnight. 
Poetry soon. Beneath the maple
silhouetted only by my memory of
the corner of Sky shared in
differing times by first the sun
and then the moon or first the moon
and then the sun. 

Taiwanese whole-leaf, tightly bound. 
Soon to unfurl in the new heat. 
Some rinds to plop in, too. 

The necessaries will wait,
tonight. 
The tea, the fire, the words
won’t wait,
tonight. 
They are the Actual Necessary.

I come to them in dark.
To drink of their light. 
They call to me in dark. 
To offer me their light.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/17/2018 2:27:00 PM
Hello Stephe, when in the mood to write nothing stands in the way. For a poet the words must come out in poetry. Have a nice day my friend.Merry Christmas.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 12/19/2018 10:23:00 AM
Merry Christmas/ Have a nice day my friend.
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Stephe Watson
Date: 12/17/2018 2:38:00 PM
Yes. Nothing stands in the way, though delay frequently intrudes. Eventually..the window, the tea, the ink.
Date: 12/17/2018 1:26:00 PM
a feeling write...subtle rhyming and the 'prelude' rings past echoes
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Stephe Watson
Date: 12/17/2018 2:06:00 PM
Thank you. Very feelings. Thank you so very much! PreludEchoes. Nice. :)