Tag Archive: friendship greater than Love


I was your sister, you were older, I listened,
I thought you knew things I might need to know
even though you often said so very little, and
in the end I want you to know I will miss you,
I am younger, oddly no wiser, I regret you not
having known me better, as I you.

© Chagall ∞

Those Woods

The little horse has passed, still her harness bells summon
snowfalls shared, quiet leas, and the long dark nights of winter.

©  Chagall 2017


While watched pots might never boil
Those left alone inevitably burst into flames

© Chagall 2016

The Curator

Life is a string of goodbyes
so longs for now
without interim hellos

I leave behind all who I’ve been
for the sake of who I become
with each parting embrace

Richer for the memory I mine
to uncover the nuggets
which fund my perspective

we’ll get together

Forgetfulness –
a life-shaping quality

Chagall 2015

Blessing For A Friend


I hope you love
the life you have,
in fact I even pray
that you have everything
you’d ever want, may you never want.

© Chagall 2015

The Gypsy Way


My friends who are scarred
are indeed my distinguished colleagues.

© Chagall 2015

Softer Parade

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A shot in the arm
of hope and love

A pat on the back
of consolation
and soft asides

A kiss on the lips
of grace embellished
small, soft daubs

© Chagall 2014

A.S. DEC 5, 2014

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In a dream about 1967, inside Tompkins Square Park looking out towards Avenue A
My Dad’s at the bus, has a Daily News, turns, then waves to me and smiles.

Now We’re Cooking

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The pan we needed was nine by fourteen;
she gazed then asked, That’s circle or oval?

© Chagall 2014

There Not Darkly

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I am made so very lighthearted
by the sight of my neighbor’s light.

© Chagall 2014

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