Tag Archives: writing outside

At Peace in Cypress Tree Sanctuary

Surrounded by cypress, the old dog lay. Surrounded by cypress the old dog gazed at the circles of branches in the sky. Surrounded by cypress the old dog knew it as his last time in the ancient circle of trees. … Continue reading

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Alien Light

  Photograph Shot with an iPhone 6s on noir Grey slides down the sky covers the whole I can see and colors the world in damp. Stark black relieves the grey and bare tree shapes shrouded by fog create aliens in the … Continue reading

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Notes from the Hill-Continued

Another poem from my early coastal journal.  From the beginning, this hill, the rock and the tree became my place to sit and drink in peace. Benediction The benediction of twilight, golden grass whispers   dying red sun, a last … Continue reading

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Notes from the Hill

I have a place on the coast in Northern California.  It refreshes, replenishes my creative spirit.  Notes from the Hill consists of images from my journals over the years.  When I journal there, my words often compose images which in … Continue reading

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Photographic Poem to Sunset

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So begins the ending of the first day of the year. The sun continues its long slide into the sea. At the point, we wait for dark. The setting sun spreads its fiery fantasy on the end of day. A … Continue reading

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Coastal Morning

  High on a meadow at the edge of the western world, the animals come to taste of the feast only rain on grass can bring.   Living there, you must tell yourself to look for the quiet ones that … Continue reading

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Fluctuations of Light

A longboat spills Out of the golden trail Across the sea   A sailboat tacks across The same path Trailing laughter   The sun shouts In sunset gold And spills its   Final fire into the sky Sets the sea … Continue reading

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The Picture as Poem

I have a love affair with the northern Californian coast. I’ve taken many pictures over the years.  But recently I grew tired of simply photographing and tweaking them into gift cards to sell to visitors. Visiting galleries, studying, admiring, I … Continue reading

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Episode V-Ants on the Blacktop Weeds on the Hill

A poet can usually point to a defining moment when a poem leads the way into a new understanding of what poetry can be.  For me that discovery came in high school when I decided to do a paper on … Continue reading

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Episode IV-Ants on the Blacktop Weeds on the Hill

I thought this would be the last episode. But it’s not. There is one more lesson to go and just to add suspense it contains one of my most memorable student poems. Episode IV The next lesson also works well … Continue reading

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