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We sometimes now gather, all wrinkled and gray,
And talk of the past that has faded away.
The past that was better, the good days, the old –
And fonder we cherish as farther behold.

There’s nothing that’s better in your mind and mine
Than days in the past when all facets were fine –
When nights were like diamonds and days were like gold,
When we were but youths and unknowing and bold.

We speak of them often; our words glow; we sigh –
Those birds have flown off without saying good bye.
Migration is not why they’ve flown far away,
For birds gone in winter come back in a day.

The old days have flown to the past, not the south
Existing now only in our mind and mouth.
In first, they’re a treasure; in second, a treat
To all who were with us ere Time seemed so fleet.

Those wheat fields were golden; we glean just the best,
Gloss over the trouble, forgetting the rest.
What matters are mem’ries, the good that survives,
And happy are we with our loves and our lives.

That world now seems perfect without the decay
(No matter the decade, it’s always that way).
In gardens of ignorance, bliss is beget
And now, if we know it, we tend to forget.

So, good friends, my old friends, come by and we’ll sit
In rockers, both smiling, and visit a bit.
And there we will travel and go back in time
To good days, the old days, when life was sublime.

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Photo by  Billy Frank Alexander at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/2dRWHPQ/Grunge+Texture

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.

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Not A Plane, Not Superman

My int’rest
Is o’er the beauty –
The duck cloud.

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Whether Old Or New Cover

Photographs –
And, in case of fire,
Save this first.

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Educating A City

The center,
The most honored place –
Library.

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Superman – photo by Kevin Tuck at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nBTG1A2/Barn+by+a+moat

Cover – photo by Cris DeRaud at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/ovl4rcw/Photographs+Book

Educating – photo by vivekchugh at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/meXV67U/Public+Library

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.

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The shades are drawn; the light is pale
Upon the yellow wall.
The blades above on ceiling fans
In a tight circle crawl.

Three couples at a table sit,
Close friends like ancient tomes
That have a common history,
And share a common home.

Another place – two grands with kids
Too young to be in class,
Are there to make a memory
That school cannot surpass.

Another table’s strange to me –
Two young girls sit with phones.
Together, they are separate,
Not in each other’s zones.

A single woman sits alone
Like me with my own thought.
I wonder if her money brings
The joy that mine has brought.

The clatter of the cutlery,
The chatter o’er the meal,
The pleasantness of food and drink –
All told, the moment seal.

And I, the bard, am struck by this
That people come to eat,
And oft the food that’s on their plates
Is not the greatest treat.

But in their sharing of their food
And sharing of their time,
They give themselves to those they love
In meals that are sublime.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.

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Headlights, Taillights

Promise in
Twenty-fourteen. Now,
Memory.

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Everest

The challenge
Of climbing tall peaks:
I’ll lick that.

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Treasure Them

Reminder
As the sun sets – days
Are golden.

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Headlights – photo by Dez Pain at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/oR76JfC/2015+c

Everest – photo by Michal Zacharzewski at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mhiBUZW/Coned+ice+cream

Treasure – photo by Adrian van Leen at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mHRjT1S/cloud+formations

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed:
https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.

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I wish right now was the best of times
That I ever spent with you.
I’d like to do it over again
Like the dawn desires the dew. 

For Christmas brings back the memories
Of both days and friends gone by,
An open album we look into
Within our heart-minds and sigh. 

But since the “now” is the open page
Let’s all remember the “then”,
While writing in this Christmas time
A most merry one again!

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Sent in 2014 Christmas cards.

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photo by Michael Pohl at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mI0plJE/Christmas+is+comming+..+now%21

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.

 

 

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