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September 19, 2015 – a common man considers the night

“a common man considers the night”

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a black sky chasing azure sunset into a flaming horizon

crescent moon pearlescent in that velvet night

like the fingernail of a god tracing an arching course

etching away bits of heavenly ether

revealing stars in their orbs

glimmering diamonds just out of reach

©tlh 9/19/2015

x-mas eve 12/24/14

x-mas eve

hustling

bustling

maddening

crowd

yammering

stammering

unyieldingly

loud

mumbling

bumbling

fumbling

fools

grabbing and stabbing

at turkeys and tools

at bikes for tykes

just something she likes

a card that sings

for watches and rings

and sparkly things

for any and all

they have on their list

plus baubles and kitsch

for the ones who got missed

tempers and tantrums

as religion is lost

buying on credit

never counting the cost

dibbling

dabbling

babbling

scrabbling

to get through the line

on out of the store

a mad rush home

to crash through the door

throw down the bags

and flop in your seat

for x-mas eve dinner

is ready to eat…

but a glance out the window

on a clear winter’s night

a star in the east

shines forth its light

on a stable and a manger

a newborn babe lies

waiting to be remembered

tlh

 ©12/24/14

rainy day – October 10, 2014

rain
on a tin roof
a thousand distant voices lauding 
a cheering throng echoing
in this misty gray arena
urging me to victory
to the prize
to…sleep

tlh

©2014

“at sunrise” April 20, 2014

at sunrise

*

from

darkness deep

beyond grave

death unyielding

behind stone

silence eternal

voiceless world

stepped forth

Hallelujah

©tlh 4/20/2014

the curious barber – April 7, 2014

“the curious barber”

*

before the first worm is found

by the earliest bird

in his tiny shop the barber sits

alone

perched high on his chair

legs crossed behind a billowing newspaper

stretched on yardarms

like a black-striped sail

taut with winds of change

carrying the curious barber

across illumined waters

-which only hours ago

were passing under a bridge-

through the teeming sea

of human life

into a dawning day

©tlh

4/7/2014

 

January 28, 2014 “a warm blanket”

a warm blanket

**

snowy snowy night

falling flakes

floating through the frigid air

a blanket slowly settles

softly o’er the shadowy land

lying silent neath a moonless sky

a peacefulness to warm the frozen soul

©tlh 1/28/13

June 16, 2013 “waking day”

“waking day”

*

sounds of sunlight

blending with whispering trees

bending to a laughing breeze

yawning flowers

gently nudge sleepy morning

from twilight slumber

their fragrant voices

diamond starbursts

dancing from dew drops

to a lilting tune

and the song of waking day

©tlh 6/16/13