Tuesday, July 31, 2007,12:01 AM
far away thunder
farawaythunder
far away thunder
rolling through the clouds,
while thinking
about my future life,
in and beyond the world
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A good friend of mine has started a poetry blog,
  • Still Life- you should go see it.
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    Monday, July 30, 2007,12:30 AM
    moving back and forth
    moving back and forth
    to stay in the shade
    in this hot day
    unable to ignore
    the motion of time

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Sunday, July 29, 2007,12:32 AM
    so many years
    so many years,
    wondering if I would feel
    the same~
    hot summer breeze
    slides through the night

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Saturday, July 28, 2007,12:08 AM
    a firefly
    a firefly,
    at sunset, suddenly
    appears before me,
    ending my daydream
    of you

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    Friday, July 27, 2007,12:48 AM
    telling secrets
    telling secrets
    to the trees as the moon
    jealously watches-
    all will be forgotten
    and raked away in autumn

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Thursday, July 26, 2007,12:02 AM
    as shadows move
    as shadows move
    slowly in the afternoon
    I wonder-
    am I like the shade
    or like the tree?

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Wednesday, July 25, 2007,12:44 AM
    the homeless man
    thehomelessman
    the homeless man
    stops to visit with me
    in the shade~
    we laugh about the past,
    knowing we can't go back

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Tuesday, July 24, 2007,12:33 AM
    a steel guitar cries
    a steel guitar cries
    from far away in the night~
    smell of mesquite smoke

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Monday, July 23, 2007,12:11 AM
    they meet quietly
    they meet quietly,
    as I watch them through trees,
    sun and moon,
    many times before me
    and many times after

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Sunday, July 22, 2007,12:38 AM
    a spider crawls
    a spider crawls
    up an invisible strand
    to the ceiling
    ignoring, both of us,
    the chandelier

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    Saturday, July 21, 2007,12:21 AM
    familiar smell
    familiar smell
    of fresh mowed grass at midnight~
    glow from a cat's eyes

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Friday, July 20, 2007,12:34 AM
    crescent moon
    crescentmoon
    crescent moon
    appears in the west~
    summer sunset

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Thursday, July 19, 2007,12:53 AM
    not knowing
    not knowing
    where the tears are from;
    my smile from her words
    or from sadness~
    stars hide behind clouds

    .
    in memory of Edith

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Wednesday, July 18, 2007,12:16 AM
    drops of sweat
    dropsofsweat
    drops of sweat
    roll down my forehead
    under the sun~
    some things, even if I try,
    I'll never forget

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    Tuesday, July 17, 2007,12:27 AM
    phrase by phrase
    phrase by phrase,
    little by little, I try
    to learn French,
    reliving our day
    in Paris
    .
    (this is the second try at this one - I really didn't like the first one)

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Monday, July 16, 2007,9:19 PM
    dead pine needles
    dead pine needles
    fall in the hot wind~
    cicada choir

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Sunday, July 15, 2007,9:58 PM
    helplessly watching
    helplessly watching
    the sun, as it falls away
    behind the hills,
    desperately wanting
    to follow you

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Saturday, July 14, 2007,10:20 PM
    your address
    your address
    your address,
    lost many years ago,
    found~
    too many miles covered
    to explain the trip

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Friday, July 13, 2007,11:29 PM
    lonesome thoughts
    Just hours ago I was looking out at the bare, colorless mountains. The dry heat, more than 110 degrees, felt so good. My joints soaked it in, washing away the familiar ache.
    Our flight to Tulsa was delayed, due to the storms there. On the way, I looked down and saw the ground slowly turn green.
    Driving home from Tulsa, going south, I noticed how much is hidden by trees and green fields.
    Sitting outside now, late at night, the sounds of the cicadas, frogs and crickets are deafening. It's amazing what you can forget in one week.
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    lonesome thoughts
    hang in the humid air~
    cloudy summer night

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Thursday, July 12, 2007,11:09 PM
    last night in Phoenix
    last night in Phoenix,
    smiling with my eyes closed
    in the hot breeze~
    home away from home,
    or maybe just home
    .
    There are many photos of the trip on Present Tense (daily photo),
    plus many to come.

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Wednesday, July 11, 2007,11:51 PM
    too late
    sunset Phoenix
    I don't remember a day without a poem, but today was one of them. Too busy and way too tired tonight to do it. I bet there will be many tomorrow. :)

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    ,12:30 AM
    far away thoughts
    farawaythoughts3

    far away thoughts
    slowly melt into
    desert mountains

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Tuesday, July 10, 2007,12:44 AM
    palm trees sway
    palm trees sway
    in the hot night wind~
    moon of Eden

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Monday, July 09, 2007,12:01 AM
    counting shirts
    counting shirts,
    underwear, golf balls
    and flight tickets~
    leaving plenty of room
    for new memories
    .
    The rest of the week will be coming from Phoenix, AZ.

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Sunday, July 08, 2007,12:31 AM
    sitting still
    sitting still,
    looking up at the stars
    I see your eyes
    for one brief moment until
    the clouds swallow them

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Saturday, July 07, 2007,12:40 AM
    a small hand
    asmallhand
    a small hand
    rests on my shoulder~
    your act of kindness
    follows me from this world
    to the next

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Friday, July 06, 2007,12:43 AM
    a raindrop
    a raindrop,
    interrupted by a leaf,
    fails to touch the ground~
    unfinished letters,
    left on the table

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Thursday, July 05, 2007,12:24 AM
    holding it in
    holding it in
    like a deep breath,
    this thought,
    not knowing when
    or whether to tell

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Wednesday, July 04, 2007,12:38 AM
    hearing at midnight
    hearing at midnight
    sounds of fireworks far away~
    Oh say, can you see?


    .
    This is one from last year.
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    soaring above
    a pristine mountain..
    independence
    (photo by George and Anne Willis)

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Tuesday, July 03, 2007,12:52 AM
    dark clouds
    darkclouds


    dark clouds
    congregate above~
    river weeps

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Monday, July 02, 2007,12:52 AM
    unable to stop
    unable to stop
    the warm west wind
    through whispering trees~
    seeing her face,
    unable to stop

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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    Sunday, July 01, 2007,12:48 AM
    in a mirror
    in a mirror
    I see generations
    staring back

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    posted by J. Andrew Lockhart
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