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  February 2023     10 months ago

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Life in a Word

Each word to you
is a breath
I give in return,
as thanks, as prayer,
as the hand
outstretched to bring
silence close.
For time takes in
and takes out
the air that fills
the cupped voice.
And language born
of the wind
must follow its

by Warwick McFadyen

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added 11 months ago

The wash of the moon
from a million eyes
streamed in
and brushed
against my face.

Awakened, I asked,
What is it that
you came to visit?
The moon replied,
This is not a love song.
I’ve brought you this:

It’s the dust

by Warwick McFadyen

added 11 months ago

When lids draw shut and eyes
in their flickering fall
into night’s embrace
then we float at mercy
of currents turning
comets to water
turning water to canvas
of sky and horizon.

And awakening in this dream
life, sunlit and moon caressed,

by Warwick McFadyen

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added 11 months ago

To hold a compass in my palm
and watch the needle stay true
while winds sing a ragged psalm
O, wanderer, we thought you knew

Even to eyes cast northward bound
even to the southern bands
the lines of sight stay not ground
like time-weathered...

by Warwick McFadyen

added 1 year ago
If, 2023

I pushed apart
the i and f,
though they be close,
and stretched out the space
like this

i f


 I pressed my hand in to the

 gap and held it there to feel

 the caress of...

by Warwick McFadyen

added 1 year ago

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Repeated use of words for effect and emphasis is called ________.
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