Tag Archives: nature

Red-Tailed Hawk

Chuffed to have a flash fiction of mine, “Red-Tailed Hawk,” in the latest edition of Ambush Review, a fine San Francisco based literary zine. It arrived in the post today, looks/reads great, and makes me think of City Lights and … Continue reading

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The Storm

New poem of mine, “The Storm,” on the 43rd page of the new In Layman’s Terms out today, the water issue.    Enjoy, but please check out the whole magazine, which is wonderful, an “online literary journal dedicated to encouraging … Continue reading

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Carry Me

My son Jude turns 16 this Sunday (November 4).   Here’s a new one I wrote for him, after a stroll at Radnor Lake.  Happy Birthday, Jude – with all my love – always.  Dad. Carry Me Rambling autumn walk, … Continue reading

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Red-Tailed Hawk

Here is a new flash fiction, “Red-Tailed Hawk” for your enjoyment, up at the estimable Friday Flash Fiction http://www.fridayflashfiction.com/longer-stories/red-tailed-hawk-by-doug-hoekstra

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The solar eclipse is coming, Blocking out light for two minutes Turning the world upside down As it did 99 years ago, When chickens went to roost Birds went into nests And the Chicago White Sox Started to think about … Continue reading

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Trailhead Past crowds of people taking pictures with i-phones And I-pads, shoulder to shoulder on the boardwalk Watching great travertine cliffs steam and sputter Sending ribbons of life spilling out against a backdrop Of gray clouds and dead struggling trees… … Continue reading

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The Meadows

The Meadows As we left the lodge pine forest and Walked through meadows dotted with Yellow wild flowers and patches of blue We came across a field of ravens Nodding their small black heads to and fro Dancing and hopping … Continue reading

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