Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Missing You”

The calla lilies speak to me of you. Soft petals of pure white, like silken skin. Their secret scent rewards a love that’s true And tastes of nectar nurtured deep within. Yet lilies appear austere next to you. (Rewrite of a … Continue reading

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“Opening Day”

(Copyright – Dawn M. Miller) It is two weeks before Christmas.  I stand back and admire my shop. It’s beautiful. My display cases are custom designed; built to spec by a craftsman in Japan. I’ve filled them with baubles and beads, … Continue reading

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“The Hostess With Too Much Mostest”

The Table’s set. Fine China. Cut Glass. Polished Silver. Monogrammed Linen Napkins. The Maid stands At Attention awaiting the Imperial Wave. The guests praise the House the Flowers the fancy food (which they brought). The ladies speak Cautiously in twos … Continue reading

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“My New Land”: (Epistolary Poem)

Monrovia, February 28, 1830 Dear James, My new land lies before my eyes Lush green growth from shore to mountains. Deep in the brush, a strange bird cries And water flows from cool fountains. A harbor deep where natives trade And … Continue reading

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“The Rich Kid”

(photo copyright: Roger Bultot) Last summer, Daddy bought him a Dufour 36 sail and a fiberglass runabout for puttering around the harbor. The four-hundred horses he attached to the stern of the small boat sent it straight to Davy Jones’ … Continue reading

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“The Once-Loved Girl” (A Triolet)

The once-loved girl was found face down Her hair floating free in the sea. On Bluebird Beach southwest of town The once-loved girl was found face down. Bound by shreds of her pink prom gown She’d fled from the dance … Continue reading

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“Probation”

The picture shows him in his car His fiancée is at the wheel. No halfway house for him we see His lawyers made a real good deal. His mansion waits with thirty rooms Has seven baths, wine cellar, too. He’ll … Continue reading

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