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Forever Thine

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

When I at last one day shall stand
In bless'd Jerusalem, in Heaven's land
Will I before him prostrate fall,
Who is my love, my all in all?
Or will I shout with all my might
His praise and glory, oh so bright?
Let trumps exult...

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I Fell in Love with Spring

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

I fell in love with spring
With budding trees, and warmth and flowers
The grass that grows and birds that sing;
And its occasional blustery showers.

I fell in love with summer
With still, warm nights and longer days
Mixed with rains, and distant thunder -
And...

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Spring in Maine

Monday, 30 March 2020

Spring, when are you coming
With your warmth and sunny days?
I see tiny buds outside
Ready to burst forth
Waiting for warm, sunny rays.
But snow lies still on grass and lawn
Slowly melting in the rain.
A cold wind blows today -
It is spring in...

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Michaelangelo and Queen Arabella

Monday, 24 February 2020

Listen -

I now will tell you a story fair,
Of queen Arabella in distant land
Her wisdom as great as her golden hair
That playfully flowed over shoulders bare -
Like sunrays glittered every strand.
Her knowledge had no discernful bound;
Every problem graceful answer found
And...

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Gingerbread Christmas Tower

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Behold --

A stately tower now was made
With candy, frosting and decor;
Three ginger levels keenly laid
Upon another there did soar;
And the peak in brilliance alight
With candied decoration bright
Shone forth on white and frosted floor.
    Each level carefully aligned -
    A testament to...

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I Had a Strange and Curious Dream

Sunday, 06 September 2009

I had a strange and curious dream last night
I dreamt my heart grew wings and then took flight
Flew far and wide o'er hills and fields of green
Above those golden clouds, to things unseen -
Plucking roses sweet that never grew
And singing...

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Would Be That My Dreams Took Flight

Monday, 25 June 2007

Ich halte meine Träume in meiner Hand
Und frage mich, warum fliegt ihr nicht?
Ihr liegt nur da, so leise und still
Keine Bewegung in meinem Gesicht.

Wenn sie endlich Flucht ergreifen
Wie schön wär' es nicht!
Hoch über die Erde fliegen sie
Hoch und stolz in...

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Wie ein dünner Nebel

Tuesday, 08 May 2007

Dann kommt das mal zu Ende.

Kein Wort wird mehr gesagt
Keinen Blick auf dir geworfen
Keine Träume mehr besteht.
Du sagst "auf wiedersehen"
Wir meinen's aber nicht.

Und wie ein dünner Nebel
Im Sonnenschein verjagt
So wirst du jetzt für mich
Immer schwacher, leichter, dünner
Bis nichts von dir...

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The Oyster and King Bore

Thursday, 02 November 2006

Back in high school, a friend in the computer club wrote a poem about an oyster who defeated King Bore (the presumed God of Snow and Winter). In a sudden flash of inspiration, I blatantly stole the idea and wrote...

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Poem on an Uninvented Language

Thursday, 02 November 2006

Nika tunga bete wola
Dopi lamunga aki nola
Sa wele patima, ahima te
A naki tonga walu me.

A sina wati do katunga ne
A sina wati pim milunga me.
Ha kata son thanima ikosai
Mita wa patima, ahimanai.

Sa akita hawane, mina thak
Tabena watasi anima yak
Karoona me...

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