Category Archives: Poetry

Rilke’s Book of Hours

For this month we are reading Rainer Maria Rilke’s Book of Hours. I also highly recommend his “Duino Elegies”, particularly the first couple, then if you have time move on to the “Sonnets to Orpheus. ” It’s all really wonderful stuff. … Continue reading

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November 30 Poem

Angle of Repose The angle of repose, or critical angle of repose, of a granular material is the steepest angle of descent or dip relative to the horizontal plane to which a material can be piled without slumping. At this … Continue reading

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November 29 Poem

Sometimes I try to remember what her body felt like lying next to me in bed, or how her voice sounded when we were alone and she spoke softly. I try to remember what she looked like when she was … Continue reading

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November 28 Poem

Finally. Snow, drifting down swirling silently, piling up on the lawn, dressing spindly branches. It has been a long wait. I think the woods would be lovely today with a new white covering and the hushed silence that snow brings. … Continue reading

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November 27 Poem

Forgot to post this last night. There are a thousand love poems hidden deep in my heart, trying to get out. They come knocking at all hours, but mostly at night when I’m alone and the house is quiet and … Continue reading

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November 26 Poem

Some nights seem to live on, like the night I held her hand on that dark beach with the lights at are back and the crashing waves before us. We paused, sat down, and buried our bare feet in the … Continue reading

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November 25 Poem

Saying good night is the hardest thing, when you’re seventeen years old and she’s looking deep into your eyes, and then looks down and sighs. So you lean against the doorjamb, sweaty hands, fingers entwined, another fifteen minutes goes by, … Continue reading

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