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Me in Ireland
May 2012

That is no country for old men. The young
In one another's arms, birds in the trees,
—Those dying generations—at their song,
The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,
Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long
Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.
Caught in that sensual music all neglect
Monuments of unageing intellect.

Tom's Silly Bird Poems and More
Rain
Tom's Thirteen Ways of Looking at Food
Steve's "Spark Gap City"
The Rock Room Kate Mooney and Mom
Sally's Mother's Day Poem
Sally's Poem about Her House in New Orleans
Poem Sally Wrote about Mom and Me
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Jimmy Stewart's Sad Dog Poem Beau
Poem from the Smothers Brothers Show "THE BOX"
House Dog's Grave by Robinson Jeffers
Kate's Snarlpant

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This One
By Jean Cole

The beach was wet. Fog sank to ground level
heavy, like fine rain;
you could feel it on your hand.
Squeezed down in the bed roll
dampness seeped in
from the drenched canvas top.
Charcoal still glowed faintly in the sand,
quiet hung balanced against tide echoes.
On the dunes the truck faded slowly in mist
like edges of burned cholla skeletons.

They appeared abruptly—the coyotes,
warm against the damp.
Moving silently, shadowy forms slid in swift
restless sweeps, searching beach, land.

One paused at the dune edge;
fine droplets clung to thick fur.
Ears back, head lifted toward the sea
this one
sounded blood-colored notes
animal-hot against the night.

                                                                        --published in West Coast Poetry Review 1972

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