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UNDER THE DARK OF THE VINE VERANDA

Coral dust blowsoff the white beachonto the slatted table. Overhead, a trellisof brown wood and green leavesand, pushing through, dense clustersof pink and whiteLadies’ Finger Nails,sweet scented with a trace of lime. An orchestra of cicadas,the rustling of a milliontiny … Continue reading

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AUTUMN

Wind moans in the eaves,a dead shrew on wet bricks.Paths soaked with sodden leaves. Autumn is up to its old tricks. Cold gusts and shafts of sudden sun,birds and clouds migrate the sky,Summer’s visitors leaving one by one. Better to … Continue reading

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LISTEN

What is that sound?Like the trailing of a fanthrough a silent anteroom? It is the murmur of airruffling leaves. It is the herald of the whirlwindwhich will strip those leaves from their treesand wrench the trees from the hillsideand blast … Continue reading

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THE 1944 EDUCATION ACT

Leaves blowingin a windthat has no origin(and no destination). Shadows fallingon an ancient wall(fall and fade). Still the childrenwatch the shadows fall.And learn and learnand learnto name them all(before they fade). Handsreaching fingertipstowards a distant,uncomprehending moon;clutching in frustration(shattering its reflectionin … Continue reading

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