Monthly Archives: August 2019

Power – Marilyn Shepperson

There is a power in takingBut more power in givingThere is a power in revengeBut more power in forgivingThere is a power in destroyingBut more power in letting something liveThere is a power in denying our true ageBut more power … Continue reading

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Dying For Power – Brian Dorn

Fighting wars just like beforeHate to think how many moreHour by hour, dying for powerDigging graves and laying flowerskilling men again and againThat’s the way its always been 

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A Tower Of Power – Ben Gieske

We will build a towerWith unbridled spring-water attitudesFlowing with fires of charityFor all the suffering multitudesDispossessed and swallowing povertyWe will give them power We will build a towerWith lots of windows and no earsWith promises for those who have ceased … Continue reading

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Circe’s Power – Louise Gluck

I never turned anyone into a pig.Some people are pigs; I make themLook like pigs. I’m sick of your worldThat lets the outside disguise the inside. Your men weren’t bad men;Undisciplined lifeDid that to them. As pigs, Under the care … Continue reading

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Full Moon – Du Fu

Above the tower — a lone, twice-sized moon. On the cold river passing night-filled homes, It scatters restless gold across the waves. On mats, it shines richer than silken gauze. Empty peaks, silence: among sparse stars, Not yet flawed, it … Continue reading

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Morning Rain – Du Fu

A slight rain comes, bathed in dawn light. I hear it among treetop leaves before mist Arrives. Soon it sprinkles the soil and, Windblown, follows clouds away. Deepened Colors grace thatch homes for a moment. Flocks and herds of things … Continue reading

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Restless Night – Du Fu

As bamboo chill drifts into the bedroom, Moonlight fills every corner of our Garden. Heavy dew beads and trickles. Stars suddenly there, sparse, next aren’t. Fireflies in dark flight flash. Waking Waterbirds begin calling, one to another. All things caught … Continue reading

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