Thursday, August 31, 2006,9:59 PM
in my hand
in my hand
a worn ballpoint pen
scrabbling words in
a composition notebook
pouring out my soul
 
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Wednesday, August 30, 2006,10:48 PM
crystalline sunshine
crystalline sunshine
crystalline sunshine
pierces through cool air...
autumn seduction
 
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006,10:10 PM
cool front
coolfront
cool front introduces autumn
 
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Monday, August 28, 2006,10:08 PM
sultry night
sultry night-
the half moon hides
behind a cloud
 
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Sunday, August 27, 2006,10:13 PM
night sky
nightsky
night sky
seems farther away
pluto demoted
 
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,10:01 PM
last visitor drives off
last visitor drives off,
leaving the room empty
with too much light-
picking up empty glasses,
one after another
 
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,6:23 AM
stray cats
stray cats
squeeze between trash cans
moonlight stroll
 
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Friday, August 25, 2006,10:23 PM
raft of ducks
raft of ducks
gliding by the dock
pulling in fall
 
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,8:20 AM
modern man
modernman
modern man
finds him self in nature,
looking down, not up,
at a quiet communion
of a thousand year work
 
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Thursday, August 24, 2006,8:24 PM
1 Year Anniversary (post 654)
I started this blog one year ago today. It was an experiment, just seeing what would happen. I learned as I moved on and it's become my obsession! Too much fun, though, to call it an obsession.
 
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,3:59 PM
telephone pole
telephone pole
leans to the west-
cellular fault
 
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Wednesday, August 23, 2006,5:55 PM
climbing the walls
climbing the walls
wild ivy stretches
for the sun
 
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Monday, August 21, 2006,10:24 PM
eyes closed
eyes closed,
mental liberty
fueled by the wind
bringing the first hint
of autumn
 
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Sunday, August 20, 2006,11:46 PM
in my closet
in my closet
debating about which
tie to wear-
last minute planning
on the first day of school
 
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,11:15 PM
echoing
echoing_00
echoing
over the mountains-
far away thunder
 
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,10:24 AM
bad news
bad news
in the paper,
etc.
 
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Saturday, August 19, 2006,2:54 PM
red light flashing
redlightflashing
red light flashing-
train rolls by as the
ground rumbles
 
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Friday, August 18, 2006,7:24 AM
steady tempo
steadytempo
One year anniversary of the Friendly Friday Marching Band.



 
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006,10:44 PM
long distance call
longdistancewcall
long distance call-
far away travels
creep into my thoughts
 
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,11:45 AM
terrorist attack
terrorist attack!
finding a wasp nest
by the front door
 
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,11:42 AM
my vision
my vision,
altered by fog
in the cool morning
sending my thoughts
from summer to fall
 
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Tuesday, August 15, 2006,4:51 AM
temperature drops
temperature drops
as rain drops fall-
promise of autumn
 
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Sunday, August 13, 2006,10:23 PM
cease fire
cease fire-
water balloon fight
stops for lunch
 
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,10:21 PM
children play
children play
in the city park
under the sun
as the elderly man
walks with his oxygen tank
 
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,10:19 PM
hot breeze
hot breeze-
dead leaves fall
from tired trees
 
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Saturday, August 12, 2006,11:38 PM
circling hawk
circlinghawk
Yesterday, I was on a train ride from Van Buren to up north in the mountains. (The train was seen in the movie "Biloxi Blues." Most of that movie was filmed in Van Buren and Fort Smith.) On the way, we were told that when the track was built in the 1880's, there had been an outbreak of small pox and more than 100 workers died. They said that the people were buried in a mass grave by the track. Many years later, the grave was found and two crosses were put there. This photo was taken as we passed by.
 
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Friday, August 11, 2006,11:10 PM
august heat
august heat,
relentless attack
on memory-
looking through card to card
for the right words
Today is our 17th anniversary.
 
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,12:09 AM
evening stroll
eveningstroll
evening stroll-
sounds of nature drowning
in the man made noise
 
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Wednesday, August 09, 2006,10:40 PM
global warming
global warming-
geography book left
by the window
 
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,10:36 PM
abandoned home
abandoned home
surrounded by
a wooden fence-
my spirit tangled in
unkempt wisteria
 
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Tuesday, August 08, 2006,11:49 PM
loud thunder
loud thunder-
political noise from
the radio
 
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Monday, August 07, 2006,11:29 PM
full moon
full moon-
changing my clothes
by a mirror
 
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,11:27 PM
rain drops bounce
raindropsbounce
rain drops bounce
off the shimmering
lake as I
walk alone,
missing my youth
 
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,10:54 PM
two robins (haibun)
Once again, the temperature passes one hundred. (I find myself staying up to two or three in the morning, just to feel the cooler air.) The few clouds in the sky mock us, floating by. Cicadas are so loud they add to the irritation. How many more days?

two robins
looking at me, sitting
on the dry birdbath
 
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,10:50 PM
counting down
counting down
the days 'til the birth
of our fourth child-
looking at the stars,
thinking of our first date
 
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Sunday, August 06, 2006,11:46 PM
walking slowly
walkingslowly
walking slowly
through the afternoon-
august heat
 
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,12:23 AM
the heat tries hard
the heat tries hard
to divert my attention,
but it fails-
the sun falls earlier
today than yesterday
 
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Friday, August 04, 2006,11:20 PM
detour sign
detour sign
far away thunder
in the heat
 
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,11:18 PM
looking through
looking through
a foggy window
as rain drops
land on cracked ground
and dead grass
 
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,11:16 PM
wet smell
wet smelling air
blows by..
hint of fall
 
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,11:14 PM
shirt clings
shirt clings in
humid August air
riverside breeze
 
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Thursday, August 03, 2006,11:22 PM
lightning
lightning
blinds me as I drive
through the storm
reminding me of you
and our night on the hill
 
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,11:20 PM
three digit heat
threedigitheat2
three digit heat-
trees weep in the
humid air
 
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,11:17 PM
hearing the first
hearing the first
sound of band practice-
football season
 
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Wednesday, August 02, 2006,11:10 PM
foreign land
foreign land-
shopping after midnight
at Wal-Mart
 
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Tuesday, August 01, 2006,10:04 PM
exotic tea
exotic tea,
with steam rising above
my heavy thoughts
 
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,10:01 PM
bare path
bare path-
looking up for the first
yellow leaf
 
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,12:20 AM
phone rings
phonerings_00
phone rings-
she tells me good night
from long distance
 
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