February 9, 2020
By David B. Gosselin
It was upon a quiet night
As graying clouds raced past the moon,
A sage and pupil made their way
Through a deep and darkened wood.
Among the thicket and the pines,
They traveled the uncertain trail,
But after wandering the night,
They finally settled for rest....
December 2, 2019
When Horae’s icy sheets blanket the dale
And branches shed their frozen tears,
When Earth is covered with her icy veil,
We mortals run from Time’s cold sneers.
Yet let us not run from such cold deceived
As our tears turn to wintry pearls;
Let winter's denizens weather ea...
May 27, 2019
One morning, I found Lilacs in the rain:
The early lark had ceased to swirl and sing
And the scampering squirrels had ceased to play,
But I lingered by those Lilacs, weeping.
Each one seemed too sweet to outlive the morn,
Thickening the air with their dying breath;
March 18, 2019
Who goes there, wandering
About the mists and the rains?
Among the alpine crests
And mountains’ crystal streams?
A Chinese mountain man
Trecks up the steep defiles.
And with him follows closely
His pupil short of breath.
They walk among the pines,
Which rise from every crag.
February 9, 2019
My restless soul wakens
As the town’s vespers
Ascend the stairless sky
And the sea whispers.
The rushing waves arrive
On the craggy shores...
January 28, 2019
Dear friend of the shadows,
Share your hidden graces,
And softly sing
From the darkened mazes.
Friend of the celestial shadows,
Share your magic graces,
And sing for me
Many lonely years were
Spent wandering the haze,
But no song rang
From meadows or verd...
June 13, 2018
I know why the red rose weeps,
Why she hides her tears in dew
As the summer breezes sweep
From those seas of peaceful blue,
And then lik...
March 16, 2018
David B. Gosselin
The sky's warm summer air smoothed the hour
And the moon flush red came swimming near
As this earth, our celestial bower
Passed those starry states and saffron cheer.
The stars in your eyes used to dwell,
But by some new born clouds were dimmed;
Can’t you still those same st...
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