Category Archives: Poetry

“Constellations and Fireflies”

The following is an announcement about the release of my new book, Constellations and Fireflies, with a few of its poems interspersed… Turning down the covers for bed,on my pillow, the shimmery fragmentof a moth’s wing —O, what dreams may … Continue reading

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Sierra’s Winter-Spring Season

A poem from my book Between the Hours. See this article for a description of the book.

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Progress

A poem from my book Between the Hours.  See this article for a description of the book.

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The Sun Descends

A poem from my book Between the Hours.  See this article for a description of the book.

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Devil’s Tower

Devil’s Tower — all those trees are looking toward it, slowly making their way forward en masse assaying to assault it’s columnar ramparts and join the combatants already fixed and feeding on its flanks. See them, brave and mighty pines, … Continue reading

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Cruel Strangeness

Cruel strangeness takes hold in wars. -Charles Bukowski

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Sorrow’s Tender Mercies

Sorrow comes in the quiet of loss and she offers her selfish comforts for nothing. Calm silence of the tomb. Still, empty shadows, veils that blur and bind the open wounds until they sink mutely down under the waves of … Continue reading

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First Green

This last winter ground, mantled in a paper mache cocoon of pale, dead leaves, gently yields to spring’s first ardent spikes of green -Kevin Trammel 3/6/2022 See my books, Gathered Rain, and Between the Hours, for more poetry, art, and … Continue reading

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Emergence

As spring begins to stir in the bed of winter I find the bright star of a new dandelion piercing the frosty mantle -Kevin Trammel 3/6/2022 See my books, Gathered Rain, and Between the Hours, for more poetry, art, and … Continue reading

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Sky Smiles Blue

the blue of sky makes it seem the sky is a thing itself — but it is not. Empty as a crystal bowl the sky’s blue is the sun’s which sky has cleaved in its love of sun and thrown … Continue reading

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Dancing

I’m so happy to let fall from my fingers these black stones of the day and wrap my hands in the softly whispering silk of the night’s blessed dark. The intrusion of the world shoving its daylit inanities into my … Continue reading

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Surrender

I’ve felt the soft surrender in the night when the wind comes down low and cold-shoulders its way across the lawn and into the old woods by the orchard. I hear her in there crying over a stone she cannot … Continue reading

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Cool Cat

The cold is new after days of heat and the cat’s fur stands up a razor ridge along his back he makes his legs stiff and straight: he crab-walks left he crab-walks right he digs at nothing in the grass … Continue reading

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wind rattles

From my book “Between the Hours.”

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Soft Swift Fall, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Dawn,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Each a Flower, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “PreDawn,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Swimming, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Night,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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The Poppy, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Dusk,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Wind Riders, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Evening,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Summer Swim, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Midday,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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