All of my Poems on this Site

All of my poems that are posted on this site, which is a small selection, are available on this page. The same poems are divided between narrative sketches and other poems on the pages Narrative Sketches and Miscellany.


What then did you project
upon Persephone when you
saw her simply dressed in
flowing cloth that made her
seem more naked

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Or was it Eurydice after all
Whom I saw descend into darkness
Wrapped in layers of bright light
And not Persephone as I had thought

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Juglans Regia

A native of the Balkans, Himalayas,
and Southwest China, with vast forests
even now in Kyrgyzstan, the Ancient
Greeks took the Persian walnut from Iran

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Believing love comes only toward perfect beings,
I, knowing myself imperfect,
thought all who loved me fools
Or else myself a thief.

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The Sun: Helium

Morning, multiplex loam blooming
in round billows awash through mind;
Phæton tiding in cool dawn; as his wave
broadens its surge, its deep

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The Beginning

I speak of the previous person
Whose hands these are, and whose eyes;
Whose cares and whose coffins core these phrases
Whose black-wheeler braked in sidetrack,
Stropped the line where spun a seer’s death

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