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Footprints in the Windsm # 1701–Some moments that is good

Footprints in the Windsm # 1701

More I don’t know
Some moments that is good
More I don’t know


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 21st, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1700–a clod of earth

Footprints in the Windsm # 1700

I once heard a man
talk about “the soul”
while holding a clod of earth
and I still wonder
Was he right?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 17th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1699–wonder can suffice

Footprints in the Windsm # 1699

I wonder if that is true
and wonder can suffice


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 14th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1698–Comfortable in this cocoon

Footprints in the Windsm # 1698

Conversation is a death, necessary to new life. We must give up whom we have been in order to become new. Not everyone wants to become new, to give up what they have been. It has been comfortable in this cocoon, even though everything is turning soft, then to mush, then to goo. I spun this cocoon myself, a lot of work and sweat went into it. I’d rather just sit in front of this screen.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 10th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1697–Deeply ever deeply

Footprints in the Windsm # 1697

Deeply ever deeply
how to meet?
close your eyes to see
where is the fear?
the broken open heart?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 7th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1696–Uncountable fireflies at night

Footprints in the Windsm # 1696

For what do I grieve? Green space, buffalo, uncountable fireflies at night, butterflies long time gone, safe food, children who have to grow up without parents, without toys, without laughter, without peace, without bedtime stories, without beds, without arms or legs or eyes or hugs.

There. I have started to touch it.

I grieve that we could change this but we do not. We do not even have the will to change it. This too is my anger.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 3rd, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1695–Sparkling mist

Footprints in the Windsm # 1695

To educate—draw out—an elder one need only hint
To draw out a child one cannot do the whole
One must be satisfied with sparkling mist—
And a certain trust in childness


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on May 31st, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1694–Stay close

Footprints in the Windsm # 1694

Stay close
her life is unwinding
more is being given
from her
for her
Stay close
conversations now
are unweathered courses
for you both
a change of worlds
Stay close


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on May 20th, 2017 | No Comments »

turn aside or step through

Footprints in the Windsm # 1693

Every conversation a threshold
turn aside or step through


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on May 17th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1692–Mom’s flower bed

Footprints in the Windsm # 1692

Mom’s flower bed
Won’t get tended this year
Dad is lost
Sis will plant the annuals
& I will weed
Dad is lost & needs our help
Our children will be calling us
& life does tug
Dad is becoming more lost
Mom’s flower bed
Won’t get much tended this year
Even less next


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on May 13th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1691–Your spirit swirling

Footprints in the Windsm # 1691

Your work in this life is to set your spirit swirling.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on May 10th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1690–Investigate also this

Footprints in the Windsm # 1690

Your research is incomplete if you don’t investigate your imagination.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on May 3rd, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1689–in the rain

Footprints in the Windsm # 1689

Walking in the rain is of the essence of life.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 30th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1688–We appear, we fade,

Footprints in the Windsm # 1688

We appear, we fade, we touch: events are we.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 26th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1687–When I write a poem….

Footprints in the Windsm # 1687

It’s seldom a question of knowing when to say when, but of working it out. When I write a poem there are a hundred right ways to say what needs to be said. My primary urge is to express the thing new to me. Then I want to say it well—so you will want to pay attention—and so you will carry it further. Because of these hundred right ways there is no perfect wording, so I have to choose to say when the end has come, when to let it go on its way. When it comes my time to die, perhaps it will be like this.

A word too far in a poem
Can undo the life it brings


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 22nd, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1686–Ember

Footprints in the Windsm # 1686

Glowing the ember turns from red


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 19th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1685–Than even this

Footprints in the Windsm # 1685

Than even this—
Work eat sleep
clean house walk dog
get up do it again

—But even than this—
make love hug your grandchildren
read a book till way past midnight
go to church pray meditate

—Than even this—
people want to know
people somehow know
there is more

Mystery: twinkle in your child’s eyes
Intimacy: hushed conversation lying together looking into the sea of stars
Poetry: saying the open hands and creaking doors of your soul

—Than even this—
What can we say?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 15th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1684–You are related to

Footprints in the Windsm # 1684

You are related to
say 100 others
take you away
and some of
their relations fall
in this way among a host
you are the center
of the universe
and without you
the universe collapses
becomes different
and this one ends

remember that you interpret
your world into existence
it is only out there
plus
in here
and in this way as well
you at the center
without you nil

who are you?
actually you are not
not at all
you are a knot
in the continual
folding and unfolding
fabric we call
universe
once again
you at the center
of no thing
the buzz of the bee


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 8th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1683–Measurement smaller

Footprints in the Windsm # 1683

Measurement
is smaller than
reality


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 5th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1682–Do truly the next thing

Footprints in the Windsm # 1682

Get out of the way
Surrender witty
Let go making the big noise
Sacrifice outsmarting
There is plenty of you
Infinite infinity too
Do truly the next thing
True reveals you
Quietly now, become one with this
All happens between—O adjective! O verb!
Let the good come through


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 1st, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1680–These are the days that must happen to you

Footprints in the Windsm # 1680

These are the days
That must happen to you
You will leave your best untold
You will love but not enough
You will have tears too many
A sparkling night before you go
A ray of perfect light
And your prophecy you might at last make true


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 25th, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1679–seldom profound

Footprints in the Windsm # 1679

Seldom will you get an answer more profound than your question.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 22nd, 2017 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1678–You are not that powerful

Footprints in the Windsm # 1678

You are not that powerful
Another’s pain is greater
But not greater than your power of being with


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 18th, 2017 | No Comments »