dougb.72572
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Billy Collins. From the podium simply a fine tuned riot.

Fishing On The Susquehanna In July
by Billy Collins
Billy Collins


I have never been fishing on the Susquehanna
or on any river for that matter
to be perfectly honest.
Not in July or any month
have I had the pleasure -- if it is a pleasure...

by Douglas Blair

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Stiff and Fundamental, the words.

I have a friend
Who frequents Jesus poems.
All the points addressed
The bloody Roman Road. (cc. 5-10)
And words we groupies use to
Get a wrap on joy, on appreciation.
On remission.
BUT, but…
There will be missing
The boundless imaginings
...

by Douglas Blair

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Let us ever incorporate…Wordsworth

Reading Wordsworth’s Rainbow
I see the child limner.
Never to be forgotten.
The wonderment walking wild.
The Lake District
With brother poets.
Windermere we tasted.
And steaming shepherds pie.
Much like our lakes of Muskoka.
The wild...

by Douglas Blair

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Harry’s Lunch Event

It’s Thursday and
The cab shows up on time.
Coat, scarf, gloves
For trip sublime.
A burger shop it is.
Forget insipid fare.
It’s people and contentment
Settled there.
One waitress knows his choice
And speaks with kindly voice.
Hey Harry,...

by Douglas Blair

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Mary Oliver Missed.

Just read one by Mary
Respectful, airy
And blessed with a pace
We now don’t see.
In Nature she exults
The quiet calm results
In purposeful visits
Filled with glee.
Around the corner might
A whistling mallard bright
Or fawn tucked in the...

by Douglas Blair

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He stands with a shoulder tipped puckishly…talking about admission to a play or session of learning…slavishly hard to acquire…then up pop words with fire…observance, rib poking, light joking…or apologies for foibles he can’t ever subdue…or want to….Billy Collins. 

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Billy SHOULD HAVE more contributions here. Why not acquire any one of his rich, rib tickling, far from structured volumes of wit…Douglas Blair

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It starts out empty spaces
But I’m awake, alert.
Expecting inspiration
To bring on hope or hurt.
To show a hero coming through
Or social norm gone bad.
To try to recreate the
Greatest thrill I’ve ever had.
To show a people unlike ours
Or countryside pristine.
To listen to a singing lark
Or crackling ice at even.
All this and somewhat more
Becomes the searching Poet’s task.
But first the call of empty page
The choice, the Lord to ask.
 

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it is nice exchanging like this. Few oblige on ANY social platform. One or two word inputs only tick me off, oh Hurried One. But you get it Oryana. Your objectives are attainable through Christ.
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Banbeast, you must write more on this Forum. Yasee there are some out here who offer more than a stupid icon. Community must happen in exchange. In small courteous meaningful efforts.

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Wants to see HIS offering (agreement).
But otherwise an excellent account. His suffering refined many in their meditations on his providence and unjust lot. But Buddy, Heaven is a long glorious time to be right, albeit tested. The Glory that shall be revealed in us. Romans chapter 8…Douglas Blair.

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The same spirit as in Wordsworth of the Lake District.

https://www.poetry.com/poem/42377/the-rainbow

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As to the ongoing relevance and power of Scripture take a look at The Letters of Samuel Rutherford. He lived in the mid 1600s. Got banished from his pulpit for non- conformity. Wrote to his parishioners the famous Letters. King of England was trying to force state religion with many a capture and death. The time of the Scottish Covenanters…Douglas Blair (extracts from the letters are still published by Banner of Truth Trust). 

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You have given a spot on explanation of His coming. Gospel poetry excellent. Opposite to much of today’s naysaying, cynical fare. The writers might use lots of twenty dollar words, but really have no clue as to deep or delightful. Thanks Richard.

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Foxes running by. The image expresses tranquil harmony. Yes alone for sure. And that would be swimming upstream in today’s norm. Excellent piece. Five star…

the aloneness is drawing…the peaceful place pulling…the likes of God’s imaginative Hand…the species pop out smiling, respectful beguiling…it’s you the Lord the Love and the Land. 

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This is really good. A cleansing hope of Heaven. A host of helping angels. Not gods mind you, but messenger/warrior servants and helpers. Answering the Heavenly Father’s commissioning. One in particular had been a brother. Crazy memories, hassles and comforts. Amen. The great Reunion follows up yonder. 

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To have the hopeful Art Flair inside, or not. Nice work Timothy.

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Wonderful stuff. Brokenness, healing, fresh breathing. And recovery with strength and appreciation. But you say that Kindness is a beguiling Liar? Then it is not kindness…Douglas Blair

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Was all they knew for sure at that moment. Instantaneous, quick grab at the thrills only half thought through. The other thought is for early rising for work, bad breath, who pays which bill, TV dinners and where gone the thrill, Old Chum. 

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Excellent mystical account, explaining how self pity, unforgiveness, envy and social norm were the bars for a long time caging, entrapping, with resultant self-condemnation. And misery.

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