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Mary

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Favored among women,
Sword shall pierce your heart,
Disgraced and outcast one
Whose blessings come through deepest mother-pain.
Mara - bitter -
Simple serving maid,
Generations rise and call you blessed,
Bringer of the One who brings
Peace
Through sword and flame.

Winter Sketch

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Dark branches draw their lines
Against the sky,
In sternest black and white of
Barren trees.
A charcoal smudge of cedars,
Bending low,
Bear down beneath the blanket
Sketch of snow.
Color daubing only here and there-
A flitting cardinal,
Jays,
And bittersweet-
Relieve the monochrome
Of snowy branch.




I catch these moments here,
Then lose them all
As white swirls in
Upon a hiss of wind.
A sliding sound,
A sudden shift of scene,
The picture re-designed
By Artist hands.

New Project

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I found this list of words. I love words (no surprise there, eh)? and as I browsed the list, little snippets of ideas began to pop out at me. I'm considering a series of themed short poems. We'll see how it goes.

Old Man's Muse

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The old man with the distant eyes
Gazing out to sea
Forms all his dreams
Into a strand
Of timeless memory
And floats them out
To join the ships
Up-anchored from the quay.