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28 days of Unreason Poetry

Summer Lessons

We’ll know as children again all that we are destined to know, that the water is cold and deep, and the sun penetrates only so far” ~ Jim Harrison from Death Again   On those warm sunny days under cerulean skies... Continue Reading →

A Mother, a Bride or a Mistress?

“Prolonged exposure to nature gives one a sort of grammatica pardo*, a wisdom of the soil.” ~ Jim Harrison,  from A Really Big Lunch The thoughts I have of Mother Nature are the same as God’s for us “Thoughts of good and not... Continue Reading →

For My Ears Only

“I’ve spent a lifetime trying to learn the language of the dead” ~ Jim Harrison from Sister in  Songs of Unreason   Never your voice in my head but your whispering in my spirit Never a thesaurus to decipher the rustle of... Continue Reading →

Finding Purpose

“The hardest part is when the river is too swift and goes underground for days on end”   ~Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason Life flows in moments -rising at dawn, ebbing at sunset There are those in our dreams -forming snapshots... Continue Reading →

The Edge of Reason

“I took a nap and wept for no reason”~ Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason The battle is always the same  I am the intended prey in this sick game  to be tossed and discarded  -to wear a new label... Continue Reading →

Lead Boots

  “The mountains are so dominant that some days the people refuse to look at them as children turn away from the fathers who beat them” ~ Jim Harrison  from Songs of Unreason Sunset spells the end of's dinner time... Continue Reading →

Between The Lines

“Nearly everything we are taught is false except how to read” ~  Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason Reading books to fill my time -stories of perfect laughter -tales of action and crime   These fables took me away rocking my... Continue Reading →

Lips and Fonts

“Just beyond the bruised lips of consciousness.” from Birds Again ~ Jim Harrison We try to choose the fonts of prayers that spew beyond bruised lips -to see which format will be acceptable as an offering (blindfolding consciousness) -all the while... Continue Reading →


"I’m hoping to be astonished tomorrow by I don’t know what“ from Tomorrow in In Search of Small Gods ~ Jim Harrison   I’m hoping to be astonished tomorrow by I don’t know what: Perhaps nation will declare peace on nation -as... Continue Reading →

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