Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Robins in Winter

Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

They said to me: “Stay strong, the
cold days will pass. Someday
soon, you can come with us to
forage for worms. There will be
no more need for this difficult
search for the very last of the
dried berries.”

I had never before longed for
worms. But, suddenly, there I
stood, realizing that all I
wanted in the world was the
soft company of a worm.  And,
my hand, was empty.

© 2015-2018/Jamie K. Reaser
From "Truth and Beauty' (a work in progress)

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Moon Rise

Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

How the moon rises,

She is yet burning with love for
this world that has largely abandoned
her to the solemn sky and which neglects
the instructions she gives with her body, what
we need to know if we are to grow and thrive,
but there are gadgets on and children starving,
and I wish I knew how to say, "Look! There
is the moon. She has arisen!" And, get the people to
remember that guidance is in the heavens.

(c) 2015-2017/Jamie K. Reaser
To be published in Truth and Beauty (a work in progress)

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Winter Woods

Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

Go on thinking that this world is
barren. If you must. I shall walk
alone in the winter woods and
wonder at the stark beauty that
somehow – how does it keep
so great a vow? – manages to
remain, steadfast, in all of us.

©2015-2017/Jamie K. Reaser
From “Wonderment: New and Selected Poems”
To be published by Talking Waters Press

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