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Argument is pointless, love is key

Compare the BBQ on the hill to Nero fiddling while Rome burned The burning road with  buses overfull Old and poor folk crammed ,Calcutta like- The burning road objects ,its tarmac boils Swallows a man’s leg,this is no fake. With … Continue reading

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On the last train,Warsaw to Moscow,change Niegoreloje.1939

Elena,a baby wrapped in woollen clothes. On the last train,Warsaw to Moscow, [ change Niegoreloje.] 1939.Father,mother,brother You passed through the Arctic Wastes of life. Still as if travelling on a train To an impossibly far destination. As you left, the … Continue reading

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Oh Jesu

Affect matters more than numbers do Reason without love ,so blind to ends Rational means were used to kill our Jews. Searching  Europe’s “haystacks” for a clue Reason makes its wondrous,  obscene blend Affect matters more than numbers do When … Continue reading

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Philadelphus “Belle Étoile”

Deep down in the clay and soil Where the worms and brethren toil Roots of all my garden shrubs Twine in their long lust and love. Invisible  yet holy life, Sacramental, without price. Love is hidden in the dark Waiting … Continue reading

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Shall I compare thee to a bird of prey

Shall I compare thee to a bird of prey Thou art more cruel yet hide it  very well And if perchance thou now find thou art gay Meet men now down in the fairy’s glen. I know not how to … Continue reading

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Every night you’re trying to come home

I wake up warm from dreams ,yet all alone Every night you’re trying to come home The shattering loss made splinters  of my bones Bandaged like a mummy, am I born? In the dream you hold my hand and run … Continue reading

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The affect of his choice.

How can it be he is no longer here? How can it be I do not hear that voice His presence haunts me  from his  battered chair Though I  have  money and no needs to bare I  feel the grief, the … Continue reading

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There’s something in their gaze so enigmatic

There’s something in the silence of the statues Like Bach played very quietly and true That sends a human soul into a rapture And stops us wondering what  we ought to do. There’s something in their gaze so enigmatic With … Continue reading

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Lonely blue

I bought more cyclamen and recalled you Wandering through wildflowers  by my side I don’t know where to put them , they might die Then I would feel so sad and lonely blue All we read of pain and love … Continue reading

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Why I write by Reginald Shepherd

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/why-i-write “What we take out of life is the luminous moment, which can be a bare branch against a morning sky so overcast it’s in white face, seen through a window that warps the view because the glass has begun … Continue reading

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