Bent by Ivan M. Granger

Bent by Ivan M. Granger Yes, seekers, do sit up, stand tall. But hear my bent secret: All saints slouch. God’s lovers lean into the…

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First dawn by Ivan M. Granger

First dawn by Ivan M. Granger First dawn. Even the birds in the tallest pines are surprised by the sun.

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rock doves mourn by Ivan M. Granger

rock doves mourn by Ivan M. Granger rock doves mourn beneath gray clouds finches gather on telephone lines to chitter the long day away if…

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City Fox by Ivan M. Granger

City Fox by Ivan M. Granger true native his land has grown strange about him lean with life on silent steps through twilight he glides…

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Every Shaped Thing by Ivan M. Granger

Every Shaped Thing by Ivan M. Granger Sighing, every shaped thing turns heavenward. Your altar cannot seat the thousand thousand idols. Holding them, what do…

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Rain Upcountry by Ivan M. Granger

Rain Upcountry by Ivan M. Granger Twin mares, bay brown, huddle and huff beneath the eucalyptus. Goats gather there too, sharp-eyed, waiting. Beneath his hutch…

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All You Gurus by Ivan M. Granger

All You Gurus by Ivan M. Granger All you gurus — Beware the poet. He sings your praises, spreading delightful lies and not caring. All…

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Empty Dawn by Ivan M. Granger

Empty Dawn by Ivan M. Granger Why again the mask? Why do you disappear into the crowd? I know you have emptied my pockets while…

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The Warbler Knows by Ivan M. Granger

The Warbler Knows by Ivan M. Granger The warbler knows only dawn’s shaft of light on her breast. Forgetting false future suns, she sings in…

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Earth and by Ivan M. Granger

Earth and by Ivan M. Granger Yogis do not touch the earth beneath their feet. All breath and fire, they grow thin, rootless, reaching only…

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Games in a green field by Ivan M. Granger

Games in a green field by Ivan M. Granger Games in a green field, children at noon. The only quiet — my shadow.

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There Is No Letting Go by Ivan M. Granger

There Is No Letting Go by Ivan M. Granger There is no letting go. Even your absence touches me. The new moon is not gone;…

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Goodnight Moon by Ivan M. Granger

Goodnight Moon by Ivan M. Granger Beloved, tell me — Why do you come only when I orphan my ambitions? Why do you show only…

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Thief of hearts by Ivan M. Granger

Thief of hearts by Ivan M. Granger Thief of hearts, you have ransacked this beggar’s hut, left me nothing. All I see now is the…

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Fidelity by Ivan M. Granger

Fidelity by Ivan M. Granger Beloved, do not retreat in wounded silence. You once whispered in my ear that you know even my dreams. Then…

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Twelve Ways to Lose Your Head on Maui by Ivan M. Granger

Twelve Ways to Lose Your Head on Maui by Ivan M. Granger I. Piercing the clouds, fingers of sunlight caress the valley floor. The Iao…

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in love with the new sun by Ivan M. Granger

in love with the new sun by Ivan M. Granger in love with the new sun the cherry blossom forgets the night’s frost

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Trinket by Ivan M. Granger

Trinket by Ivan M. Granger Mother, you are too practical, trying to put this odd lump to good use. Melt me down. Make of me…

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How Can I Explain by Ivan M. Granger

How Can I Explain by Ivan M. Granger Beloved, they want to know: Did I reach up to You, or did You reach out to…

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When the Spring Thaw Comes by Ivan M. Granger

When the Spring Thaw Comes by Ivan M. Granger Something they won’t tell you — That book of sins you hide beneath your pillow matters…

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Parched by Ivan M. Granger

Parched by Ivan M. Granger The parched know — real thirst draws rainwater from an empty sky.

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To goslings by Ivan M. Granger

To goslings by Ivan M. Granger To goslings just hatched, the entire world is a spring day

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Medusa by Ivan M. Granger

Medusa by Ivan M. Granger Medusa says — I was wisdom once, black as night. Now they call me: monster, gorgon, hideous-faced. So I hide…

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Adi Atman 9 you you by Ivan M. Granger

Adi Atman 9 you you by Ivan M. Granger Adi Atman, I am a fool I place a picture before me and say — you…

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Holy Ground by Ivan M. Granger

Holy Ground by Ivan M. Granger Let the vision of the vastness you are leave you in glorious ruins. Pilgrims will come to imagine the…

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