Category Archives: poetry

the mourning dove (for Patton)

At first light, I turn my head towards an open window and listen to the dove’s lament. I know his pain. I know his cry.   He weeps in such a way that makes me wish I could answer, but … Continue reading

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moonrise

Cicadas gather on the grapevine, a mass of wings and vibrating abdomens. Males call out to females but it is the grey squirrels who answer, chattering loudly as they feast on insect flesh. I sip cold wine and tap my … Continue reading

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a haiku

sundown- moonflowers climb my trellis Copyright © 2015 by Christopher Chaffin – All rights reserved

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a haiku

beneath the rowan a red kite broken Copyright © 2015 by Christopher Chaffin – All rights reserved  

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Beachcombing by Christopher Chaffin

Originally posted on The Blue Hour:
At high tide, the sea ejects foam and glass fishing floats. We wait for the waters to recede, tiptoe around anemones and crabs; I spot a small green globe. She says it belongs to…

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Samhain

The veil thins; I light a candle and wait for you to come home. Copyright © 2014 by Christopher Chaffin – All rights reserved      

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down the rabbit hole

She told me over dinner one evening that I should switch to white wine— less tannins and calories, she claimed. I smiled and shook my head, a vintage cabernet stubbornly clinging to my bleached white teeth. The next day I … Continue reading

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