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By Erik Rasmussen

Friends and Familars

Cold Poem

By Mary Oliver

Cold now.
Close to the edge. Almost
unbearable. Clouds
bunch up and boil down
from the north of the white bear.
This tree-splitting morning
I dream of his fat tracks,
the lifesaving suet.

I think of summer with its luminous fruit,
blossoms rounding to berries, leaves,
handfuls of grain.

Maybe what cold is, is the time
we measure the love we have always had, secretly,
for [...]

Whispered Into Afternoon

  
     
      Sun of autumn, thin and shy
And fruit drops off the trees,
Blue silence fills the peace
Of a tardy afternoon’s sky.

Death knells forged of metal,
And a white beast hits the mire.
Brown lasses uncouth choir
Dies in leaves’ drifting prattle.

Brow of God dreams of hues,
Senses madness’ gentle wings.
Round the hill wield in rings
Black decay [...]

Wildlife in the City

Driving home from work yesterday, all the sleepy people heading into their day as mine was ending, I encountered wildlife. I saw a pack of Gazelles, in male form, outfitted in thin sheer running shorts, hooves shod in tight bright colors, promising speed and performance. They darted through the traffic at the stop light, cars [...]

as freedom is a breakfastfood

by E.E. cummings

as freedom is a breakfastfood
or truth can live with right and wrong
or molehills are from mountains made
-long enough and just so long
will being pay the rent of seem
and genius please the talentgang
and water most encourage flame

as hatracks into peachtrees grow
or hopes dance best on bald men’s hair
and every finger is a toe
and any [...]

And They Obey

Smash down the cities.
Knock the walls to pieces.
Break the factories and cathedrals, warehouses
and homes
Into loose piles of stone and lumber and black
burnt wood:
You are the soldiers and we command you.

Build up the cities.
Set up the walls again.
Put together once more the factories and cathedrals,
warehouses and homes
Into buildings for life and labor:
You are workmen and citizens [...]

Keeping Quiet

by Pablo Neruda. (trans. Alastair Reid.)

And now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still.

For once on the face of the earth
let’s not speak in any language,
let’s stop for one second,
and not move our arms so much.

It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines,
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.

Fisherman in [...]

Messages

I have been looking for messages from Mother.
Seeking her voice out in the most unlikely of places.
She has been waiting for me, as she always does.
Wrapped up against cold winds in cloak, but barefoot among the leaves and snow.

I have found the messages Mother has left for me.
They are all around me, etched in stone [...]

Witch Cat

This is Neil Gaiman Author and Cat

My latest Addition to the E’Light Fur Phamily. He is fearless and a bit of a kamikaze.
Until people come over then he runs straight to some dark and quiet spot where no one can find him.

WITCH CAT
I want a little witch cat
With eyes all yellow-green.
Who rides upon a [...]

‘Breathe, Bitch…..Breathe’

words written by the Honey Bee that I do think deserve repeating….
 
‘Breathe, Bitch…... Breathe’

You take one look at me,
Don’t like what you see?
Take your opinion home to dinner,
Tell your whole family about me.
Tell your daughter she better never.
Tell your son to stay far away from the likes of me.
I smile.  I have comfort in who [...]

Springtime …

This poem has been going through my head all day.

All around I am seeing the beginnings of another beautiful Spring…
Lovely

Flower Chorus

Such a commotion under the ground,
When March called, “Ho there! ho!”
Such spreading of rootlets far and wide,
Such whisperings to and fro!
“Are you ready?” the Snowdrop asked,
” ‘Tis time to start, you know.
“”Almost, my [...]