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This article was written as sort of a weekly column for the Jefferson Times on Thursday, March 3, 1983. I was a staff reporter at the time and my column was called “Just Common” after a local Ashe County, NC … Continue reading
I was driving back from Raleigh on Sunday and having had time to allow my mind to rest (after two long walks in the wilderness areas around Cary with my wife) I saw a trailer sitting in a field
and wondered what it would be like to write about it. I mean really take the time to consider it and all its many ramifications, moods and moments. What follows is a poem in progress.
Meditations on a trailer sitting in an open field. 2.13.2011
My first thought …
During my stint at Michigan State University in the early to mid seventies, I was officially enrolled and taking poetry classes from some of the best poets around. The picture above I took of a class taught by Diane Wakoski … Continue reading
Today I took the day off paid work to do the unpaid stuff like working in the garden and cleaning up all the stuff that I somehow couldn’t fit into my schedule last fall. As I worked I rembered something … Continue reading
As the days wander away—we wonder—with eyes wide open/half closedWhether we will make it or not to the next rest stop. Full of fuel we begin learning to driveas we travel the road—left, right—left, rightfirst gear, second and third. Overdrive … Continue reading