Category: Poetry

Song for the Sandhills; Lunar Calendar

Sleeping Beauty at the Sleep Lab; On First Looking into Bishop’s Binoculars

Concerning a Small Thing

My Mother Descends

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Little Transfiguration Suite

Elegy for the Tussey Ridge: Fracking Comes to Central Pennsylvania; What I Forgot, What I Could Not Forget; Abbey Road; While You Lay Sleeping

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The Excavation

To a Lost Friend


What You’ve Been Given; The Summit


Mendelssohn Finds the St. Matthew Passion; At the Ocean; Study: How the Leaf Falls

The You You Were; The Flowers on the Boat

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My Night with Brahms; A Poem by Schiller, Set by Brahms (Nänie, Opus 82); At the Cloisters

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A Winter’s Tale; A Personal Sonnet; The Fall; To Take Courage in Childhood

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The Lesser Light

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An Outcropping

Allegory; Poem at Split Rock Cove; Cro-Magnon: Day One

Unlearn’d; Good-Luck T-Shirt; Bobby Pins

Scale; The Fountain Fishers: Victoria, British Columbia

The Beautiful Things of the Earth Become More Dear as They Elude Pursuit; Explication of Consciousness on a Day of Rain

A Mood of Denial; Signs

The Immortality Factor

Seeing Stars; Questions of Travel?

Our Fathers in Philadelphia

Sunflowers; All Morning

Rebecca in the Shadows

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Misericordia; Sentimental Education; The Vision

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Tunneling to the Disremembered

May 8, 2012; exsultate jubilate

To Hold from This Day Forward; A Music

Pictures of a Sea; For Lorca

The Birch; Closing the Loop on the Year

The Visitor

Fated; Poem in Autumn

Six Lessons from Rikyu

Hildegard von Bingen; St. Catherine of Bologna

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From The Duino Elegies

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After the Rally

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All Rights Reserved; Snow Poem

Crazy Quilt

In the First Punic War (241 B.C.); In Aprille

Ice-Skating at Night


Opera; To a Child

Collecting the Cranes; Snakeskin