Category: poetry

another deep breath: solitude

goodbye (a haiku)

in waves they crash, one
by one. into spring, summer
and me.  without you

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one deep breath: solitude

 

 

 

 

 
solitude (a haiku)

for now he must sleep
alone.  to be with and be
without winter’s warmth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

another deep breath: solitude

Check out the one deep breath weekly particpants: Solitude

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thirty

ten years ago, i wrote a poem about turning twenty.  here is my response to that poem as i’ve turned thirty:

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one deep breath: faces of humanity

I discovered the one deep breath community a few weeks ago.  Every week they post a new “prompt” for haiku’s.  This week’s prompt is the “faces of humanity.”  I hope you enjoy my contributions (and check out those of other participants on the one deep breath page.)

the hangover (a haiku)

you touch me subtle
reminding me with brushes
of night, touch, smell…you

the way you dream (a haiku)

picture your body
held together embracing
awakened slumber

love lost (a haiku)

pierced by the sight of
you in conversation with
some other summer

heat wave (a haiku)

sun burnt sweat blooms on
freckeled sheets desiring
lovers calming touch

 

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the 20’s

Today is the last day of my 20’s.  I’m looking forward to my 30’s.  I’m full of anticipation for the next decade of my life.  As I think back on my 20’s, there are a lot of things I thought I’d have figured out by now.  But in the end, I’m ok with not knowing those things.  Life has a funny way of sorting things out on its own.  Things come in due time.  Since I seem to be more willing to share some of my poetry these days, here is a poem I wrote at the beginning of the decade.  In that spirit, I plan to try to write a poem in the next day or so to celebrate the beginning of this new decade of my life.

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a rhino walks

a rhino walks

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the road less traveled

I’ve lately been looking through some of my old poems in order to help find some of the ways that I began to understand my call to the priesthood.  The poem below was written when I was in very early stages of understanding my call.

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