Tag Archives: animal knowledge

late evening quandry

5.12 .2017 (4.14) warmth through the muscles, a tightness dancing through eyelids heavy and drooping   whatever happened to youth, muscles, stray thoughts of adventure   instead I stare through railings at a lamp shade distanced below and the green … Continue reading

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grounded – July 26

7.26.2015 oppressive heat switches off brain cells, the body shutting down blood flow to sustain.   grounded to our physicality despite all our protestations to being above it all   we can fool our minds but the body knows. ————————-

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parched skinny sky – November 29

11.29.2014 across a parched skinny sky flocks skim southward on an unconscious inner guide we know nothing of.   aliens from feathers and fin we observe but connect not.   stretched afar by our self-chosen distractions, we have lost touch. … Continue reading

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the season turns – September 2

9.2.2014 the season turns on a moment   air chills, crickets change in the night   puzzle places of damp appear on roadways to reveal odd passings of sudden rain   the owl’s hoots suddenly sound more urgent.   how did … Continue reading

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the cat sits – January 17

1.17 the cat sits on the bed next to my wife then moves to snuggle at her feet, with tail atwitch like a modest sphinx glorying in the return of its mother.   calm. solid. at peace with the world, … Continue reading

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nature knows – December 30

  12.30 I sit beside the fire, place names dotting cabin walls. Gunflint, Lutsen, Rainy, Grand Marais, up north in deed.   Through the windows a large coyote peered one New Year’s morn eyeing us and the dog as potential. … Continue reading

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puppy love – October 3

10.3 puppy shows up to be fed with a friend. hungry strays telling each other where to find a meal.   maybe Jesus-dog taught her from that place where canines know things they only hint to us in wags.   … Continue reading

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pond walk – September 10

9.10 elongated feather neck stretching skyward, wonderfully  prehistoric amidst grasses burst tall on shore and pond. drought has lifted their length above the receding waters flinging new green swaths across the tepid waters. rowings of ducks line out, mother to … Continue reading

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white tail limitations – August 9

8.9 white tailed hind quarters disappear into the late dusk shrubbery   across the street a pale fawn cocks its rear leg in statue form.   the dog notices none of it, or all, large animals being beyond his ken … Continue reading

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puppy love – April 26

4.26 puppy shows up to be fed with a friend. hungry strays telling each other where to find a meal.   maybe Jesus-dog taught her from that place where canines know things they only hint to us in wags.   … Continue reading

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