Author Archives: elainedanforth

HOW DO YOU RIDE THE CHANGE?

How do you ride the change? (Though you may yearn to fight it, clear it. . .) How do you nix or take the risk while some straggling part of you yet trembles and lags back to fear it? How … Continue reading

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A GENTLE DUSTING OF THE NASCENT WINTER’S SNOW

Rain at the bottom. . . the dusk of summer’s blush segues to autumn. . . the peak receives a gentle dusting of the nascent winter’s snow. Still green, the high up forest contracts, awaits the coming gusts, which foreshadow … Continue reading

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I WISH I MAY, I WISH I MIGHT

A star +++++ I wish upon, although +++++ it’s very far. . . Who knows if it even ever listens +++++ or if it’s deaf, as its point light amid the whirling night sky glistens? Nonetheless, upon this distant star, … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES IT HURTS

Sometimes it hurts when I don’t like and cannot hold that I don’t like the way that I’ve been treated. Hurters don pants, +++++but, others of them, skirts– some bludgeon blunt– +++++some prick with spikes– some, passive hostile humbleness +++++and … Continue reading

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DO NOT LOOK BACK. (WELL, SOME SAY THAT).

Do not look back (Well, some say–that. . .) And, OK yes, I sort of get that forward movement is meant to be our main direction. And yet, you lack if ne’er you do hold up and view the backward-looking … Continue reading

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LOOK AT THE BIRDIE!

Look at the birdie! Don’t blink! And say cheese! Be warm but make sure that each muscle and bone in your form appears lively and warm, while all the while, in suspension, you freeze, for who knows which future subsets … Continue reading

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RED AND GREEN AND BROWN AND GOLD

There is the red and green and brown and gold, fall shrinking leaves, which people beautifully that pair of Western Redbush trees that, catching slanting autumn light, shone from behind, do kiss my eyes. . . These trees I see … Continue reading

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