Monthly Archives: August 2012

Flight

Now under consideration elsewhere. I hope to re-post this poem once it has been published. I am very grateful for all of the wonderful comments below. Thank you! Sincerely, and blessings to all, Andy October 1, 2012 ** Andrew Shattuck … Continue reading

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Our Days

Our days are not safe harbors. How we live our days is essential–best to harbor no resentments, no ill will. Best, too, to unfurl and honor true sentiment and will our better selves. The destination can be fine, the sojourn … Continue reading

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Pacific Coast Highway south of Bellingham, 1920s

This segment of roadway winding along cliffs–now called Chuckanut Drive– was built by prisoners in the 1920s. It wasn’t easy time–dangers balanced on a knife edge daily: men blasting & carving a narrow shelf into cliffside living rock, & working … Continue reading

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Making Sense

Sirens in the distance & I look to the window expectantly, can’t see anything through the trees although leaves are already falling. Late summer scents & a neighbor’s shrillness intermingle. A fawn rejoins doe & two sets of eyes, enormous … Continue reading

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Silence

Today I’m practicing silence, a sort of listening meditation…. I’m silent & mindful for a change, taking in noise–refrigerator, water pump, a light plane in the distance, bird calls, a knock on another door. I’ll try for a day of … Continue reading

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Angel

Today I am mostly silent, mostly to see if I can do it & to see what I can learn from being silent & listening. I can’t help myself, though: I whisper “I love you” while I pet Angel, my … Continue reading

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Power Outage

I wake to silence. The alarm hasn’t gone off, & there’s no telltale glow from its face. At first I wonder if I waited too long to pay the electric bill. Outside I see all apartment lights are out. Under … Continue reading

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