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    • King Weasel
    • By King Weasel 11th Mar 17, 4:44 PM
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    King Weasel
    A poem
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    • 11th Mar 17, 4:44 PM
    A poem 11th Mar 17 at 4:44 PM
    Yesterday I watched two men place the stone on my wife's grave. Didn't take them long. Then I read one of her poems, the one I also read last year at her funeral.


    Life and Other Terms

    I split autumn perennials,
    layer rhododendrons for spring,
    lashed by winds,
    lacking even good bones
    against the virtues of age.

    With full hands
    I pull at heels of rosemary,
    lad's love sweet and sad,
    bitter rue and yarrow.
    Geraniums on the patio
    turned out like children to get the sun;
    the faint green of old bottles
    wait for something to be done with them,

    and I see living's a job like any other,
    thta there are no true and perfect implements
    to trim the edges, only working usages, like knives.
    However hard up you are, never accept loans from your friends. Just gifts
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Mar 17, 6:38 PM
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    Pyxis
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    • 11th Mar 17, 6:38 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 6:38 PM
    Beautiful poem, King Weasel.

    Thank you for sharing it with us.

    ((((((((King Weasel)))))))))
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
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    X ~O
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 11th Mar 17, 6:46 PM
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    pollypenny
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    • 11th Mar 17, 6:46 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 6:46 PM
    Oh, King Weasel, so true and so sad.

    My condolences, bless you.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 11th Mar 17, 7:09 PM
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    Tipsntreats
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    • 11th Mar 17, 7:09 PM
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    • 11th Mar 17, 7:09 PM
    I was very touched reading this poem. I love poetry.
    King Weasel thank-you for sharing, it can't have been easy.
    I am sure she is smiling down on you.
    Bless you
    Tips x
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