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“A Single Tone”


“A Single Tone”

A single tone, the elastic green or thin
Blue line of tomes and trilogies
Of joyous soliloquies
And what it means to breathe. A baby’s skin,
Yes! thin, the moment’s mine, and from where I sit,
So’s the next and then the next,
And for a time I am the action and the text
For more than actors; multitudes may fit,
Choirs of spirits throughout the years
In what they do, or may accomplish,
What their open windows, what they wish,
Expressed in what they will and will not and what it is they fear,
At once seize the souls of children in embryonic features
Of their worlds and what becomes of them: in fact I was their teacher.

“I Will Remember Them”

…in remembrance of all the wonderful teachers years ago,…and they were truly gifted and wonderful…


Grand Island Senior High School
Grand Island, Nebraska

“I Will Remember Them

I will remember them forever, hearts
Departed long ago and those who still
Remain to say, “Ah, yes! I was and still
define myself within such visions, starts
And fits at thinking, matching first the noun
And then the verb to form a thought complete
With license to ground a thesis, yes; to see antipathy,
Transformed to sweet antithesis and then be drowned
In newborn thought―a synthesis at least―
And from such dim antecedents to the crown
And beauty of beginnings bearing down
On me and all its implications, blasts,
And rushing images in streams of light and thought,
The genesis of questions and of all the truths I sought.