Tag Archives: life

windows are made for breathing

windows are made for breathing even when they’re closed they get more respect than doors that divide when shut or disquiet when open and windows are made for catching the world beyond they don’t wait for doors to let in … Continue reading

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the lives words live

a handful of words conjures imagination stirs a world to life. © SSJ 2017 Author’s Note: Peculiar 5-7-5s And Other Imaginings A haiku or a senryu, or less formally, a poem with a 5-7-5 syllabic construct, while being thrifty with … Continue reading

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A Red Rattle Toy

A red rattle toy, my mother’s gift Rattles violently, bloodshakes my young head. I could not hold it upright, Too small my hands, too finite With ten fingers in vain may clutch A furiously spinning axis: The toy rattles, cradles … Continue reading

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rustles of bamboo leaves one fine afternoon (a collection)

‘Rustles of bamboo leaves one fine afternoon’ is not exactly a new collection, though this is the first time that it is being posted for general reading. Written on a bright and breezy March afternoon, in six short parts, shelved … Continue reading

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We are no Methuselahs

  We are no Methuselahs To waste our time wasting time. Life is republican and death A silent democrat. The growing will almost always Take us forever. The dying is always now At the back of our heels. ©  SSJ … Continue reading

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