Summer poems 2012 – July

070912 Bolling Memorial Grove
There are certain spots
Always in the shade of trees
Never direct sun
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071112 Richardsons Grove and Eureka 122
A baby redwood
Small of girth can grow to be
A forest giant
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Where does the smoke go
As it wafts from wood through fire
Like thought’s energy
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Insular cortex
Physical temperature
Emotional warmth
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Counting pockets on a fishing vest, Gerry said, This one has fourteen pockets.” Anne said, “Better than a mini-van.”
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Upon finding a cabin, a cliff and a river it was written

An accidental
Adventure into the past
Sunny river day
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Ineradicable
Unpredictability of
Quantum physics
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Fireside memory
Blue turns to black then to gray
Then it turns to ash
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Balanced o’er the flame
Until embers took a piece
Of heart and soul
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072612 Grover Hot Springs 038
The sun on the trees
The chill in the air
The warmth of the fire
The jays calling
The mountain air crisp
With promise of
A new day
And hot springs
Relaxation
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Fire renews the soul
Warmth and light yet consuming
Forms shift like spirit
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For the poker stick

Like flaming prayer
Guide wood reached out for heaven
Ember memories
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Change is a struggle to become

Hot summer days bring
Creosote memories of
Shimmering desert
Desert in Cathedral City south of I - 10 Freeway
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about Carolyn L.

Another day in life
Making things better giving
Advise from afar
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Summer wisps of smoke
Portend the blaze of dry grass
Like thoughts lost to wind
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Brisk morning breezes
Blow on the back of my neck
Chilly but alive
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Change is not a choice
Change is a struggle to become
Something different
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Orion returns
In September ready to
Wrest kindness from wrath
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Loriel makeup
Remover, drumsticks, beer. Oops
Shopping not haiku
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In the absence of evidence, convenient theories rush in.

C.J. Chivers on Fresh Air

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