Who put the ladder there? I’d like to know. * But there the apple and there the tree And there the child, who looks at me. *
River Road (100 words) * The running road runs like a river Through the flowers and the loam; The one road that I desire Is the road that’s running home.
Goblin Summer Song (69 Words) God is singing in the summer Rolling out the leaves of green Straightening the little weedlings And spreading every songbird’s wing.
Reflection (74 Words) O looking back the way I came, I found my future much the same; The dreams short-lived, the shadows tall, Still one true Light above it all.
Amorphous Summer’s lease is short But if he had compared her To a cloud we’d know It was true for clouds Somehow are never The same but always Changing under Under the eye And yet They are always Just the same As a Song.
Sailing Love Song (54 Words) Fly away, fly away Bird on the breeze Bring him this message My love on the seas—
Blue Dancing (78 Words) Dancing with you, love, Is all my delight On a fine deep blue evening When the sky is alight
Banners Fly (107 Words) I like to see a banner fly Proud beneath the unfurled sky Yet all its show can’t match the glow In my dear’s dark and shining eye.
Seaside Song (131 Words) Was a sailor, sailor lad Fell into the salty brine Hit his head and caught his legs In seaweed thick and tough as twine. A mermaid fair with curling hair Saw him drowning in the deep Cut him free and brought him low To her coral home for sleep.
The Clock (81 Words) Were I the motion, hammer of the mind I should by motion my free thought express— And through the idle moments left in wind Would meter action to a timed distress.