I am a trial lawyer living in San Francisco. As Jacques Maritain observed, poetry is the divination of the spiritual in the things of sense; for me, poetry is a place of calm, insight, and healing. I also find solace in my family and the martial art, Aikido. Thank you for reading my poems; I hope at least one of them touches you and helps you order your world. more »
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Forrest Hainline Poems
Kiss kiss kiss I will Again and again hold you Touch you taste you kiss
General Prologue 17: The Wife of Bath - ...
A good Wife was there of beside Bath, But she was somewhat deaf, and that was scathe. Of cloth making she had such a haunt She passed them of Ypres and of Ghent.
In April, when spray begins to spring Lilacs and daffodils can be found Pulsing up from the dead ground And birds long gone return to sing
General Prologue 18: The Parson - Geoffr...
A good man was there of religion, And was a poor Parson of a town, But rich he was of holy thought and work. He was also a learned man, a clerk,
Fibonacci - Water (Variation 2)
Weeds Water Form patterns Water forms patterns
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Knight's Tale, Par...
The Knight's Tale, Part 4 Sequitur pars quarta
Accept the future In all its uncertainties A gift to open
General Prologue 16: The Doctor of Physi...
With us there was A Doctor of Physic; In all this world was there none him like, To speak of physic and of surgery, For he was grounded in astronomy.
Early Winter Sky-San Francisco
Early winter sky Rain clouds muscle up against Broad swatches of blue
Merciless Beauty, Geoffrey Chaucer (Forr...
I. CAPTIVITY Your two eyes will slay me suddenly I may the beauty of them not sustain,
In the pier’s elbow A sea lion turns in time To the wave’s rhythm
Geoffrey Chaucer, To Rosamund - (Forrest...
Madame, you be of all beauty shrine As far as circled is the mappamund, For as the crystal glorious you shine, And like ruby be your cheeks round.
General Prologue 20: The Miller - Geoffr...
There was also a Reeve and a Miller, A Summoner and a Pardoner also, A Manciple, and myself, - there were no more.
Peaches in a bowl Too tempting not to eat, but I saved one for you
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Kiss kiss kiss I will
Again and again hold you
Touch you taste you kiss
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