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The Dreamer and the Moon (2)

15 April 2014 • Writing

From the file of “Things Kept” comes the first serious poem I ever wrote.  In honor of April as National Poetry Month, and tonight’s Full Moon, I present… *** “The Dreamer and the Moon”   In Darkness I am alone. Wandering lost in the world of Night, I spy a lamppost beside a garden bench…. Read More ›

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The Dreamer and the Moon (2)

Full Moon

From the file of “Things Kept” comes the first serious poem I ever wrote.  In honor of April as National Poetry Month, and tonight’s Full Moon, I present… *** “The Dreamer and the Moon”   In Darkness I am alone. Wandering lost in the world of Night, I spy a lamppost beside a garden bench…. Read More ›

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