Author Archives: Doug Lewandowski

16 Fibres

16 fibres torn from a dress worn by grandma, now part of her quilt, lays on the floor, next to the door, by the nightstand where a wild rose rests. 16 fibres wrapped round a dazzled bloom, caught the eye … Continue reading

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Fence

A fence next to a dirt road, weary, grey cedar rails sagging and broken. An old man walks the fence line, dressed in bibs camouflaged with faded oil stains. On his head, a tattered straw hat with pink band, hair … Continue reading

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5-19-2016

Lavender spread dawn Sunrise brush golden accents Alewive Osprey feast

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4-6-2016

Gusted propulsion. Shiny bubbles surf roiled sea. Pelicans skim ridge.

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Wood

Time in woods binds no man. Breath unlocks a taut heart drawn down the trail. The forest’s spirit a violin, playing one note. It’s strings sing true. They pierce and leave a song heard nowhere else, captured in a veiled day when the slated … Continue reading

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WOMAN RIVER

Woman River is in the tradition of Staggerford and Winesburg Ohio. It interweaves themes of belief, doubt, and commitment to values in traditional and unconventional ways. A young farmer separates from his family as he and his lover come to … Continue reading

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Winter Commotion

Mice shadows under snow. Safe trails in small hours, when owl and fox ponder night-time banquets. Deer path to bird feeders. Wary browsers dine on sunlight become seed. Squirrels in bulging, billowed coats dash – orbiting in dispute, rotate kernelled corn … Continue reading

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Never Too Old to Learn

  “Every Opportunity is a MARKETING Opportunity!” This is new territory for a senior citizen who has spent most of his life in education and human services. Those engaged in these occupations are focused on the immediacy of the work. … Continue reading

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Icebreakers

The icebreaker is doomed. Global warming has arrived. No more are heroic efforts needed to free thousand foot freighters or stranded National Geographic tourist boats in Antarctica imperiled by stalking bergs and crushing ice floes. The days of ice augers … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

To a man who gave us an appreciation for the subtleties of the language. “If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer.” Yogi Berra.

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