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Author Archives: August Buehrer

Fly Again

goldfinch

The wind dove down into the pastureland along the coast. It ripped its fast slender fingers through the ancient copses and stranded glacial boulders, surging and wailing in the billowing grasses, and then suddenly lifted up–straight up—and everything took flight. Foliage rolled back, baring the white knuckles of twiggy branches, clawing at the wind as the leaves broke free. Rain ...

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Chopin

Chopin

Chopin I The terror of the minute when the light impales the cloud The drama of the threads that break when something tears the shroud The fire in the breakers as they turn against the land The heartbreak of the moment when it all slips through my hand The feathers on the floorboards that still tingle in the air The ...

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The Webspinner

web

The cobblestone dissolved into mud half a mile from the city limits, and the carriage horse was soon pastern-deep in fast-flowing water. It yanked at the reins, cantering blindly into the splattering wind. At last it staggered to a halt, snorting at the rain running ceaselessly down its face. The carriage door flew open, smacking back against the vehicle in ...

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The Sound of Rain

rain

I wakened to the tears of fate The hush of death The wind’s debate The willow’s breath And on the roof the roaring stream The wings of cloud The winter’s dream And fluxing loud Across the land the hiss of drops That raven’s purr That never stops A muted whir That sings our song from day to day Until the ...

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