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Sunfish Poems

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Premium Member Distance Squared
Distance Squared

The speed of light
is exactly how fast
my heart sends;
every prayer, 
every good thought, 
every perfect wish! 

The bright candle between us, 
it is the sun itself. 
 
The solar wind fills the sails
of my forever ship, 
longing to journey...Read More
Categories: sunfish, appreciation, chocolate, desire, eve, giggle, hair, happiness,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Lost by the Lake
Lost by the Lake

It is early and the dawn has not yet come. 
The water is very still, and reflects the trees on the far side. 
Every now and again, a fish kisses the surface, 
and rings of forever spread...Read More
Categories: sunfish, angel, anniversary, courage, cute love, devotion, friendship,
Form: Free verse
The Great White Egret


For days now it comes to these mud flats 
when August mornings are hot and hazy
and the tide has returned with its supply
of small fish and nutrients. 

Suddenly it appears like a fluttering 
white flame, alights, folds its wings, 
and...Read More
Categories: sunfish, animal, imagery,
Form: Light Verse
Tranquil Waters



Tranquil Waters



Steady goes the stream of pure tranquility
Clear blue water rushes over smooth polished rock
The landscape is so green near this water of fertility
To this mountain lake nature's Beings tend to flock

All the sounds of nature make it so peaceful...Read More
Categories: sunfish, appreciation, beautiful, earth, life, nature, paradise, water,
Form: Rhyme
SONNET for Mother's Day to My Wife and Daughters
(Written about 2005, as a sonnet, but I cannot recall why I used 13 rather than 14 syllables per line. Maybe Petrachan? Forgive me if it fails the sonnet test.)


For My Wife and Daughters: STREAMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
eighty percent water in...Read More
Categories: sunfish, america, fish, nature, spring, water, wife,
Form: Sonnet



The Lesson
Sunlight blinding him,
Swirling dust choking him.
The bronc gyrating
Nearly throwing him.
Feet braced and pounding,
 Pounding the ground.
Jolting his spin, 
Up, and again down.
His head jerking,
Neck snapping,
Daylight beneath him,
Then SMACK!
Down on the back,
Of the writhing cayuse.
No eight second buzzer.
To call the end...Read More
Categories: sunfish, adventure, animals, cowboy-western, education, school
Form: Cowboy
The Neversink
Balanced on a Red Rider wagon,
a wooden boat with flaking paint; 
split transom
poorly repaired.  Ten year olds
with borrowed tools, untrained
in fixing leaks, or boats,
or knowing what a transom was.
     Christened the "Neversink,"
but often did, with...Read More
Categories: sunfish, childhood
Form: Narrative