Weekly Photo Challenge: “Inside” the tunnel



Inside an old railway tunnel over a mill stream.


Weekly photo Challenge: inside

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Petrichor Rising anthology available at Amazon.com

i love poetry and i write poetry and songs and intramentals

A Thing for Words

510G0uCyYEL._SY346_Petrichor Rising, the latest publication in which some of my poetry appears, is now available at Amazon.com. In fact, my poem, Petrichor, puts the final exclamation point on this spectacular collection.

It’s an hono(u)r to be a member of the Grass Roots Poetry Group, folks with whom I have a special connection both artistically and personally.

Hell, they even convinced me to stick a U in that word up there for all my non-US friends.

Please take a look, I think your senses will love Petrichor Rising.

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Beyond the Pines


A Thing for Words


Once, a squirrel could travel from here
to the place the Kanienkehaka called
Beyond the Pines and never
touch the ground, not leave a track
for the People of the Flint to follow
like they stalked the white-tail deer.
From the River Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk
to Schau-naugh-ta-da the trace ran,
maybe where I follow the tracks each day.

I see where the geese have written
their cuneiform tales in the pond-side mud,
edited by the turtles’ tail-writ script.
I read the tracks of the students
on the running trail–the one
that runs for a time toward
that western place–like I’m one
with my Mohawk brothers,
trailing Englishmen from the Hudson’s shore
to where they’ll fell more and more pines
and tear down more of this
Haudenosaunee world.

Are their heels weighing heavier
in the dirt than their toes? Walking.
How deep? Carrying books.
Are their toes dug in, tossing behind
a spray…

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Your Blog, Plus One: Connect and Share on Google+


The WordPress.com Blog

We’re excited to announce new features that integrate your WordPress.com site with some of the services Google has to offer. New features include:

Connect to your Google+ Profile

Google+ Profile

Linking to your Google+ Profile creates an official connection between your WordPress.com content and your Google+ account. The benefit? It adds a layer of verification, confirming you are the author of your posts, and helps Google understand who created certain pages, which helps to increase the accuracy of search results.

In some cases, Google may also use this information to make your posts stand out more in search results by including your Google+ Profile information next to your listing.

Connection highlights

  • The display name that appears on your posts will use your Google+ Real…

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