Saturday, December 6, 2003


  I've never "believed in god" in the conventional dogmatic manner. But I've certainly had a relationship with a power gr......

Thursday, November 20, 2003


  I thought I would try building a metaphor for modern American culture. The decaying hull of a scrapped ship seemed appropriate. And so my ......

Thursday, October 9, 2003


  Listening to her play her piano is always calming to me. I don't understand it. The piano has always been a special instrument to me,......
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Tuesday, September 23, 2003


  A most unusual friend inspired this poem, my 8 th villanelle. The descriptions aren't exactly accurate, but this is intentional. For......

Tuesday, September 9, 2003


  This poem, my 7 th villanelle, is inspired by the visual and psycho-spiritual effects of cloudscapes moving up the canyon where I live in......

Saturday, August 23, 2003


  There is a State Nature Reserve of old growth coastal redwoods called Montgomery Woods about 30 miles west of Ukiah, California. On full m......

Sunday, August 10, 2003


  Maybe there is something in the spirit of nature itself that reaches out to nurture those children who are born into the absolute worst o......
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Thursday, July 24, 2003


  Inspired by my many full moon walks in the Montgomery Woods, a State Nature Reserve of old growth redwoods about 30 miles west of Ukiah, C......

Friday, July 4, 2003


  After nearly a year of spending most full moons deep in the Montgomery Woods, a State Nature Reserve of old growth coastal redwoods about......

Tuesday, July 1, 2003


  She has a unique relationship with horses, one that goes beyond explanation or understanding. I imagine that those she is intimate with m......
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Saturday, May 31, 2003


  Yes, she made quite an impression at the time. My Love For Bonnie In all my days of love and loss, I never once have pined, my love......
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Wednesday, May 7, 2003


  She inspired many poems from me during the time I knew her. This is probably among the best of them. Vapors This poem has been pub......

Friday, April 18, 2003


  As I watched the invasion and occupation of Iraq unfold, I found it impossible not to read between the lines. American citizens had no sa......
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Thursday, April 10, 2003


  I'm going through the poetry I've written since '92 and organizing their titles and properties into a database, as much to le......

Sunday, April 6, 2003


  Another old ghazal rescued from the dust. I decided to rescue this and blog it here because it has some unique language that I still thin......

Monday, March 17, 2003


  I've maintained a journal for years, even if it sometimes goes years without being written in. They are large things a few hundred pa......
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Thursday, March 13, 2003


  As destruction was rained down upon Iraq during America's invasion and occupation the region, I couldn't help but wonder how many......

Monday, March 10, 2003


  Here's another old ghazal from the archives, slightly modified for flow and imagery. I'm starting to wonder how many of these I&#......
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Saturday, March 8, 2003


  My very first girlfriend studied ethnic dance at UCLA, amongst other things. She was born in Taiwan, but raised in Southern California. A......

Sunday, February 23, 2003


  Found this hiding in the folder for February, 2003, which contains five ghazals. I managed to polish it off a bit and steady the meter so......
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Sunday, February 16, 2003


  Empty spaces have always intrigued me, especially when framed around a striking foreground. Openings Faces fade as lovers share a co......
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Saturday, February 8, 2003


  A random write that has an abstract, metaphysical feel and focus. There's really not much more to say about it, except that I think i......

Sunday, February 2, 2003


  A lot of my ghazals have explored the havoc of dukha , or karmic suffering. In a way my life has been a study of this phenomenon, for I h......