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Poem: Celebrating 100 Years of Middlebury Language Schools

Posted on July 20, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Celebrating 100 Years of Middlebury Language Schools

Can I say a word I haven’t said before,

      speak in a field’s blossoming tongue?

Pledge to keep my pledge, speak

      only in the school I’m in? To learn one

phrase more, to sound as if I was born there

 

and not here among (oh, I’m saying it)

      the world of Vermont’s girosoles.

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Poem: Raiding the feeders

Posted on April 15, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Raiding the Feeders

 

The bear I saw was the shadow

of my father passing my room,

locking his briefcase, walking out the door

 

at dawn. And not this spring country one

who apparently didn’t eat enough berries

and fish to keep him asleep. These days

 

I want to run out of my winter stored fat.

And rise early in my neighborhood,

to see who was there by his or her tracks.

 

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Poem: Early, Early Mud Season

Posted on March 9, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Early, Early Mud Season

 

I’d like to disappear, too,

for a few years

in that rut

 

the cars and tractors make

of my road, the pick-up trucks

lose themselves in.

 

That trench, that furrow,

that man-made cave.

I’d like to feel walled-in

 

in clay. A bowl

on a potter’s wheel

down there with the stones.

 

And further below

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Poem: Deb Smith's one of the most joyous women

Posted on January 30, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Deb Smith's one of the most joyous women

I know, painting a living room, retouching

a guest bathroom. Or sitting by her potter’s

wheel, spinning that round table, her hands

 

urging the clay into a bowl or a funereal urn.

I don’t want you to be surprised when I tell you

she’s designed a catalogue in her mind

 

of matching pairs, for pet owners and their dogs

and cats, so they can be stored forever

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Poem: Proposal

Posted on January 21, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Proposal

I’m proposing we travel

    to the Edmund Pettus Bridge

in Selma, Alabama

    on the first day we have

 

together on the occasion

    of your retirement.

We don’t sleep in

    as we’d imagined ourselves

 

doing.

    We begin walking

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Poem: Things You Kept in Mind

Posted on January 13, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Things You Kept in Mind

         for my friends at Elderly Services

 

Sometimes all you need is to be

asked, to say what you’d store

in a metal box--bury, hide, lock

 

in a safe. Anywhere what you choose

could be found in a day, a hundred

years from now. By somebody

 

who still has your name. Who may not

know what they’re seeing,

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Poem: Town plow

Posted on December 10, 2014 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Town Plow

He cares so much for us he doesn’t

    plow the middle of the road.

He knows the cold can make

    a rink of where we’ll have to walk

 

in the middle of the night

    when the lines are down,

the power out.

    He won’t scrape it to stones

 

freezing to cement.

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Poem: Two weeks in November

Posted on November 7, 2014 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Two Weeks in November

I need to teach the deer to read.

To stand behind a row of posted

orange signs. Not that I don’t eat

 

what’s been penned and killed.

Not that I haven’t learned to shoot

a gun. Or read a report the state sends

 

saying there’s more than enough

of them to go around. And that they’d

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Poem: Teepeeing

Posted on August 29, 2014 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



Teepeeing

 

The high school jocks have a tradition

    of sneaking out of their parents’ homes,

driving around our neighborhood

 

chucking rolls of toilet paper

    into the winless trees.

The trees weep tails the rain

 

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Poem: They're Laying a Pipeline

Posted on August 21, 2014 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



 

That’s not hay they’re spreading

    to mulch a garden, to keep the weeds

down. That machine isn’t a hand

    shovel to turn the ground for a bed

of seeds. It’s made for shallow ditch-

    digging, on Exchange Street.

For the other land taken in Vermont.

    It’s today’s day for laying pipe,

to bring the gas here from somewhere

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