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Steven Federle Poems
Blue Days Blue days race to starry nights.
Leap of Faith
You've decided that you want me, and so commanded flashing angels
Running all the way, bent double in breathless pain we peer and see the gaping grave
Abaude: Morning Rain
Living trees, grass rising from dark cool soil Roses, like blood from a wound
Just before nightfall your new leaves softly sway in the cool delta breeze,
In Arching Waters
In arching waters the black bird dances with graceless step, head jerks, probing soft soil,
Wind - Chimes
Wind-chimes clamor in the night. Breezes rush through unseen leaves.
Over bright fields we fly. Thin slips
Simplicity of being
'....it is of the very essence of Christianity to face suffering and death not because they are good, not because they have meaning, but because the resurrection of Jesus has robbed them of their meaning." Thomas Merton *********
You breathe, and my lungs rise and fall like winter trees swaying, sure of spring,
ancient lake spirit of glacier, waves recede
And Fell The Crane
rising high godlike I gazed from where cranes fly unconcerned, over
See the perfect sky of November cloudless, cool, southern sun, garden of blue eternity
Comments about Steven Federle
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)
(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)
Blue days race
to starry nights.
to panting dreams.
Power is brief.
The mounting sun
with youthful strength
lusts for noon’s brightest heights,
but ennui runs deep and gently receives
the sun’s fading fire,
night’s growing pyre.