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Lowestoft Chronicle, Spring, 2012


November 

You forget the slant of November sun’s wan rays

on Berkshire afternoons with shortening days…

shock of grouse exploding by your trail

through silent woods, now somber as a page of Braille,

blinding from the side, past stubble rows and stones

and lichened markers tilted over bones

of settlers, soldiers, victims of Indian raids—

testaments that prove their history never fades.


The glare obscures the turn to reach the place

you thought would ease with sweet familiar grace.

Too long away has made proportions seem askew.

You yearn to taste the memory, to prove it will renew

summers’ warmth, paint-box colors: greens and blues,

reds and golds—the myriad lively hues

of brimful times, the joys of fruitful years.

This pallid light foretells all, as winter nears.



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Senior Women Web

Hilltop Notes

Wild Goose Poetry Review


Short Stories:

"Waiting for Dawn" The Modern Woodman
"Friday in Belfast" Pulpsmith
Books to Go Now (2011)
"Windfalls" Seacoast Life
"Pinewood Derby" Expressions
"Michelin's Manners" Grit
"Storm Damage" Capper's
"The Bear" ELF- Eclectic Literary Forum
"Complete Coverage" Thema
"Rescue" Books to Go Now

Novels:

Settling, 2004 Write Words, Inc.
Maiden Run, 2008 Write Words, Inc.

Poems:

"Dawn is No Reprieve" ...and love... Jacar Press                 Anthology, 2012
"Pedagogy"    Odessa Poetry Review
"Evensong at Ripon Cathedral"   Lowestoft Chronicle (2011)
"Bedside Manner"   Wild Goose Poetry Review
"Afterwords"   Wild Goose Poetry Review

Reviews & Essays:  Senior Women Web

Collection:  Peripheral Vision, Stories, 2011
March Street Press, Greensboro, NC

Blog:       Hilltop Notes


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