Friday, February 26, 2016

second chances

did this ancient wagon
spokes broken
sunk into earth

become a photograph
a landscape
a compliment to nature

instead of a piece of
farm equipment hauling hay
field rocks
burlap bags of rye
seeds of survival

was it put out to pasture
to carry only stories
the burden of its history
with no wheels

without words
until now

Barry DeCarli
January 25 & February 26, 2016
On Hammond Pond
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Friday, February 19, 2016


don’t be afraid
to become more
more misunderstood
to show your underside
that reveals some crazing
a rough side
an uncultured comment
a quirky edge

but prepare
to be estranged
for lesser infractions
shunned after some cruel unmasking
as others serve up
their own emotional bankruptcy

to counter your revelation
your imperfection

their fear...

Barry DeCarli
February 18-19, 2016
On Hammond Pond
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

fire on ice

from an unyielding sky
her resolute race west paused
her fire dances across
the melting ice

her glimmering flames
more than illusion
splash nothing but cold light
flickering  against this wet veneer
beckoning evening

her light lay puddled
in momentary reflection
reckoning this day with twilight

Barry DeCarli
On Hammond Pond
Goshen, MA
February 3-4, 2016

©Barry DeCarli