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Old world wisdom, new world insight – poems, poetry, philosophy, dreams, commentary, ideas


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Through the Entrance

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

In veiled affliction
a blight of well wishes replaces hugs,
transforms itself into burden,
la bête noire de journée claire.

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In all this time

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

I have always known that you loved me
in all this time.
Not once did I doubt you.

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Wait one

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Often wondered how other people politely ask you to suspend your mission until they are ready to assist you?  This is how it goes, sometimes.

FRENCH        Attendez une minute, s’il vous plaît.

FINNISH         Olkaa hyvä, odota yksi minuutti.

GERMAN        Bitte, warten Sie eine Minute. Continue reading


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Is it Christmastime?

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

K-mart has a Christmas Layaway Plan available each July for those on a tight but disciplined budget. How much discipline does it take to begin celebrating in July?

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The Water Tree – Дерево в воде – L’arborescence de l’eau

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard, 2010

(In Russian and French below)

Centered in stillness, as a single bird flies to the water’s edge,
the water tree’s shade is not for me.
Leafy wings spread above the mirror pond as guppies dart out of the shadows.

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