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Mark Butkus
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Living life one poem, one photo, one moment at a time.
Living life one poem, one photo, one moment at a time.

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Brief Times Spent
The contemplative poet high atop Bear Lake. A cool spring stroll on Couchiching's shore hesitantly welcomes you back from Mexico's warmth. Summer's heat invites you to the watery north to glimpse the beauty and lingering sadness that lies among the whisperi...

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The Heart of it All
Happy Valentine's Day! It's not the shoes or the clothes The color or style of your hair Nor the size of your wallet or waist It's not what shade you put on your face The color or length of your nails Nor the matching watch or fitness bracelet It's the way ...

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The Artist's Easel — The Inspirational Art of Marylou Falstreau
One Day She Woke Up to Share Art and Poetry. How do you quench your thirst in the desert? I guess it all depends on what you are thirsting for. Last fall in the California desert we came across the art and poetry of Marylou Falstreau. It was like coming acr...

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Richard Eberhart's The Groundhog on this Day
There's no telling whether these "groundhogs" saw their shadow in Arroyo Seco, Mexico. In June, amid the golden fields, I saw a groundhog lying dead. Dead lay he; my senses shook, And mind outshot our naked frailty. There lowly in the vigorous summer His fo...

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First Lines Second Thoughts — H. G. Wells' The Invisible Man
First Lines Second Thoughts is a look at the first lines of well known literary works. On second thought, do these opening words stand alone as poetry? Today, on this winter day, we look at the opening lines of H. G. Wells' classic, The Invisible Man . The ...

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Charles Bane Jr.'s The Chapbook — Fire
Fire touches fire and in the meeting is put out til morning when we, in bed, watch it rising from the east. Such are we and all, B’shert, from the ticking of the first star. And all about is rounded and curved that we might find a pathway home. All is made ...

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Russell Rosander's Spirit Dance
Neptuno y Sirena en Barra de Navidad, Mexico I have seen my spirit hiding in the dense core of a stone, catching sunlight  in the waves of the sea, flowing wild and free in rushing mountain streams, laughing in the leaves rustling in trees,  in grasses wavi...

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Woody Guthrie Honors Dead Migrants in Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)
The crops are all in and the peaches are rott'ning, The oranges piled in their creosote dumps; They're flying 'em back to the Mexican border To pay all their money to wade back again Goodbye to my Juan, goodbye, Rosalita, Adios mis amigos , Jesus y Maria; Y...

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A Little Red Rooster for a Blues Chinese New Year
The rooster symbolizes fidelity, punctuality and exorcises evil spirits. Happy Chinese New Year! To celebrate Chinese New Year how about cooking up some American blues. What's in the wok? A Little Red Rooster of course! Like most blues standards Little Red ...
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