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Words too small big

My message my calling
Words too big
And too small

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 20th, 2020 | No Comments »

Rise to expectations

People rise to expectations
Prime among them you

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 20th, 2020 | No Comments »

Not old farts

It’s not accurate to call us old farts
‘cause we make ‘em new every day!

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 20th, 2020 | No Comments »

Something poetic

I need to be working
in something poetic

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 20th, 2020 | No Comments »

For people who don’t

Roads are for people who don’t
want to be where they are
There goes another dissatisfied customer

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 20th, 2020 | No Comments »

My poetry is prime

My poetry is prime
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11 …

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 19th, 2020 | No Comments »

If you can enter

If you can enter
the mystery of the poem
you share its strength

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 19th, 2020 | No Comments »

Sourced in morning dew

Creation is a river
Sourced in morning dew
Life in a drop swimming

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 19th, 2020 | No Comments »

Flowing words

Is a poem flowing words
or flowing images?
Must or flow among?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 19th, 2020 | No Comments »

Face yours

Face your life to find your life
Deeper, truer, more real
than money-bought comfort
there is a price, yes
and maybe

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 19th, 2020 | No Comments »

Maker of persons

This is the time to do the work I really want to do. I am no longer afraid I will become stale, for I will have folks with whom to converse—I will find them. I am maker of persons, maker of us.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 18th, 2020 | No Comments »

My exploration

Poetry is my exploration

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 18th, 2020 | No Comments »

Wisened?

It’s a choice as you age
are you wisened
or only wizened?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 18th, 2020 | No Comments »

Door hanging by one hinge

There’s a kernel in that seed or
maybe it’s a seed in that kernel
something green with power to grow
choose the word not just concrete, but
specific, peculiar, a door hanging
by one hinge
in a wind storm (make this a serious long exercise)

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 18th, 2020 | No Comments »

(yes I challenge you)

Life gets happier
Life becomes integral
—as you examine yours—
(yes I challenge you)
Of what’s your integrality
consist? Of what’s your
happiness?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 18th, 2020 | No Comments »

Delicious ongoingness

Poems have no goal
nor end and only a
delicious ongoingness

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 17th, 2020 | No Comments »

Record happinesses

Record happinesses, too.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 17th, 2020 | No Comments »

Inside your next poem

Inside your next poem
may be
inside the mystery

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 17th, 2020 | No Comments »

So can you

If Jesus can do it
So can you
That is the story

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 17th, 2020 | No Comments »

Jumbling will save

We think movement change
Jumbling will be our savior
Then we sit
On the other side of the desk
Meeting? Our same selves?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 17th, 2020 | No Comments »

Choose your story

Maybe by the end of the course you’ll choose what story to write.

To write is to explore
A course is life
Maybe is all there is

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 16th, 2020 | No Comments »

Teaching my life

What I’m teaching is my life
What you’re learning is story writing
Perhaps

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 16th, 2020 | No Comments »

Softly–hardly

Aren’t we the pair?
I talk softly
You hear hardly

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 16th, 2020 | No Comments »
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