Tag Archives: Poetry

Poetry Interlude: Departure

  My bags are packed and sitting by the door. The car awaits. Whether the destination is Kalamazoo or Kuala Lumpur,  I pass through my house in silent reflection Visiting each room Grateful for our common experience Thankful for the people who … Continue reading

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Poetry Interlude: Millet

The Dogon men recline in the toguna   Conduct village business, enforce village law The sides are open for when days are hot The ceiling is low for when tempers are hotter. The women grind millet. The Dogon men draw panels … Continue reading

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Poetry Interlude: Samsara

Merit in a small wicker basket, The tiny bird awaits the next chapter In its endless cycle of release and recapture One riel, one kip, one dong buys the purchaser its freedom, Expecting by this unreflective gesture to advance a … Continue reading

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Poetry Interlude: Reflection

All travelers experience things that transform, or should, transform them. The lovely young woman sprawled awkwardly in the traffic median, futilely seeking the shade of a leafless tree, and the terrible moment you realize she is a leper. The rows … Continue reading

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