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 Title   [ Click any title below to view poem ]Category Date
 Searcher Ballad 5/23/2016
 And I Forgot You - Ballade Royal Ballad 3/21/2014
 What If I'm A Mermaid Ballad 8/23/2003
 Merlin's Dream Ballad 11/18/2015
 Silence Ballad 9/26/2007
 Contradiction Behind the Mask Challenge 1/26/2007
 Stay Behind the Mask Challenge 1/22/2007
 Emptiness . . . Behind the Mask Challenge 10/26/2007
 When I Was Young (This Morning) Behind the Mask Challenge 12/28/2006
 A Private Place Behind the Mask Challenge 11/25/2007
 Gold Behind the Mask Challenge 11/10/2007
 Moonlight Behind the Mask Challenge 2/9/2010
 Words Behind the Mask Challenge 2/5/2010
 I'll Do It Again Tomorrow Behind the Mask Challenge 10/7/2007
 Naked Behind the Mask Challenge 11/5/2007
 Red Eyed Behind the Mask Challenge 9/28/2007
 Like Morning Frost Behind the Mask Challenge 10/21/2007
 Lines Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 10/3/2007
 Machu Picchu - 1911 Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 1/21/2007
 Give Her Poppies Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 2/5/2010
 A Touch of Green Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 4/12/2007
 Spring Wine Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 1/28/2010
 Changing Seasons Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 2/28/2007
 Twilight Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 11/19/2007
 Lost secrets Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 2/11/2007
 Suppose Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 2/4/2007
 January Light Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 1/14/2007
 Deathwatch (A Villanelle) Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 3/13/2009
 What-Might-Be Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 1/2/2007
  Undertones Catch the Soaring Star Challenge 9/4/2006
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Searcher

Ravens glide o'er scraggle-spruce bog.
The summer sun lights the crags.
The silence rings and the morning clouds
tatter to gauzy rags.

The game trails wind, weave through the bush -
the alders, willow and birch.
The ravens alight on a cottonwood branch
and watch a desp'rate search.

He walks along an esker ridge.
The silence swallows his calls.
He climbs beside the mountain rill
between stone canyon walls.

The ravens ride the thermal drafts
in long slow spiral-rise.
They watch his struggles up the slides
with enigmatic eyes.

'Where have you wandered, little one?
Where have you gone my child?
Come to your father. A child's not safe
playing in barren wilds.'

A raven alights, on a ridge-line path,
head quizzical, to one side,
watches the searcher go back down
slither the long shale slide.

'Where have you wandered, little one?
Call to father. I'll hear'
The ravens are silhouettes on blue
never far, nor near.

Light lingers late on summer days
twilight brings back clouds.
The searcher seeks without a pause
frantic, yet unbowed.

The seasons change - Fall, Winter's dark.
The ravens though, remain,
watch the desperate father search
again, again and again.

The ravens glide and watch, attend
the searcher's endless quest
beyond the seasons, past the years
beyond the pale of death.

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