Monthly Archives: September 2007

Unfinished song from a long time ago — I can’t remember when

The woman in the white Ford vanIs aching for a song …She turns on a country station,But the ones they play are wrong.She flips to a gospel station —A commercial is on the air.She parks the van,Walks to the back,And … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect — Prepared

Photo taken Memorial Weekend, 2007 — Placed some flowers for the unmarked graves of several relatives who died before I was born, and took a rubbing of the headstone of my great-great grandfather. An elderly neighbor who spoke Dutch as … Continue reading

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Day Lily from July 22nd, 2007

  Photo by Mike.

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Pea Soup

1 pkg. split peas, rinsed & sorted 3 cans chicken broth 4 cups water sliced carrots chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1 bay leaf 1 & 1/2 Tablespoons celery leaves diced, uncooked turkey bacon Combine all ingredients in a large … Continue reading

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Concerning 1985 (We lost our home that year):

  Another language perhaps, But one that isn’t mine, Could with joy express the grief Of the lands I leave behind; Could with peace express the pain Of the days and prayers and tears That within this shell of clay … Continue reading

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Poem I wrote in 1979 (When I was 26 years old)

I recently heard that what we post online is automatically copywrited. Please, don’t anybody steal my words. But I think I’m going to start posting some of my own poetry. Because maybe things I’ve struggled with and figured out, will … Continue reading

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Five or Six People

Written by Rani Kaye on June 17, 1989: Five or six people in each age of menExpress something true with the brush or the penAnd others repeat it again and again. And falsehood, if clothed in a nice-enough rhymeIs also … Continue reading

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