Category Archives: Poetry/Stories

I’ve written many poems

Poems – July 2016

Here are two poems to brighten up your day! Ill Will We are puppets jerked around by the strings of instinct You claim you have free will? That you have choice? Sure you do to eat your eggs up or … Continue reading

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First Thing in the Morning

First thing in the morning the male mockingbird makes it perfectly clear what it’s all about From his perch atop the tallest tree he’s telling other males that this is his territory and telling females that he has what it … Continue reading

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Springtime Nature, May 2016 #2

Is the Springtime not the most uplifting season of the year? All the swallows are now in attendance, a succession of cacti come into bloom and the fruit is swelling on the trees. Probably three or more species of swallow are now … Continue reading

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The Pacific Salmon

The Pacific Salmon   The Pacific salmon fry swims down its natal stream and into the ocean where, over some years, it grows to sexual maturity Let’s say that this is the fun part of its life   Then it … Continue reading

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Black-chinned Hummingbird and Damsel Fly, 7/1/15, Embudo, NM

Embudo, NM, alongside the Rio Grande Poem: The Rufous Will Rough You Up Contentious though they are the Black-chinned hummingbirds now have only themselves to contend with But wait … the arrival of the Rufous is only days away When … Continue reading

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Thinking About “Latin America” and elsewhere

Thinking About “Latin America” and elsewhere “America” is named for an Italian navigator who was in the pay of Spain In speaking of what we call “Latin America” it was Spain most particularly and the Catholic Church most conspicuously that … Continue reading

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Life – two Poems and a Prologue

Prologue A perennial question is: What is the purpose of life? This is not a hard question to answer. The answer is: Life is it’s own purpose. From a universe that consists of otherwise non-purposing entities, came a purposing entity. … Continue reading

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