FRANK WESTCOTT - THE POET*THE SINGER*THE LYRIC MAKER*THE SHORT STORY WRITER
~ POETRY COLLECTION ~ 


~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS 
 
                   SOUL ~ 

                          IS NO HEART AT ALL ~  

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Copyright Frank Westcott, 2018. All rights reserved.
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 NOTE: POETRY COLLECTION: ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL... IS NO HEART AT ALL ~ is just the beginning of collecting every poem I have ever written. Over 5.000. Today is January 3, 2018.

From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS

….for the goose dancing around all of us,
the goose of spirit, or the spirit of the goose, or maybe the spirit in all that flies sometimes, as a goose, not knowing why or where to, or where from.

1. THE GEESE DO NOT WALK THIS DAY
The geese do not walk the earth
This day
Nor do they circle on the water
I hear one honking
Across the arm of land
Where
There must be geese
At least one
Else how could I hear one honking
Perhaps it is there in the invisible
There 
Somewhere

FW-AUGUST 12, 1996

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#2 from: POETRY COLLECTION ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL

From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS

2. I DO NOT HAVE TO SEE THE GEESE
I do not have to see the Geese
To write of them
I simply have to Travel
Through Time and Space to
Become one of them
It is that Simple
My Friend

FW-AUGUST 12, 1996

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#3 from  POETRY COLLECTION ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL
 
     From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS
 
3.     I AM HERE ALONE
 
I am here alone
On this day
Sitting on the bench
Where
The tree makes a roof
Over me and the bench
A seat under me
 
I look out past the
Stems of green on shore
Past the mud that is
In and colors the water
To
The other side
Where…
Somewhere
There
Is
A
Goose
 

FW-AUGUST 12, 1996

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#4 from  POETRY COLLECTION ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL

     From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS

4.      A STRANGE SOUND CALLS

A strange sound calls
From over there
To my left
A sound
A squawk
A screeching grating sound
It is like fingernails scraping on a blackboard
Or metal scraping on glass
And there is silence
Nothing quiet’s Nature’s Symphony
Faster
Than
Screeching scraping sounds

FW-AUGUST 12, 1996

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 #5 from POETRY COLLECTION ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL

      From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS

5.      A BOAT PASSES

A Boat Passes
Three and one-half riders
The one-half is a small child
I wonder if She or He
Is filled with Wonder
Or is it Disdain
I Wonder whether She or He will grow
To have Disdain for all Life
Or?
For all Natural Life
But or including Her or His own
I Wonder this

FW-AUGUST 12, 1996

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#6 from POETRY COLLECTION ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL
 
       From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS
 
6.    A FISH SLITHERS BACK INTO THE WATER
 
A fish slithers back into the water
A slithery fish
You wonder now
“Yes,” I say
“A slithery-slippery
Scaly-slimy-smooth-fish
Leaping then twisting and
Slithering back
Into the water”
 
FW-AUGUST 12, 1996 – Earle Rowe Park, Alliston, Ontario, Canada
 
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#7 from POETRY COLLECTION ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL
 
     From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS
 
7.    THE BOAT
 
The boat with 3 ½ passengers
Passes under the bridge
And I think if you reverse the perception
The bridge passes over the boat
With the 3 ½ passengers
 
FW-AUGUST 12, 1996 – Earle Rowe Park, Alliston, Ontario, Canada
 
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#8 POETRY COLLECTION ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL
 
     From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS
 
8.    THERE WERE MANY GEESE
 
There were many geese calling
As the 3 ½ passengers
Passed under the bridge
Or the bridge passed over them
And I look into the water and see
How the water passes under everything
The air The sky My view
Even under the boat
 
FW-AUGUST 12, 1996 – Earle Rowe Park, Alliston, Ontario, Canada
 
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#9 from POETRY COLLECTION ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL
 
     From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS
 
9.      THE GEESE ARE NOISY
 
The geese are noisy now
Calling
To
Me
&
 
I
To
Them
 
I
Will leave soon
 
&
 
No longer be one of them
 
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FW-AUGUST 12, 1996 – Earle Rowe Park, Alliston, Ontario, Canada
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#10 from POETRY COLLECTION ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL

       From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS

10.    I SIT HERE IN THE SILENCE

I sit here in the Silence
Although it is the Silence I see
Make that seek
The Silence of the Soul
In repose
The Soul at rest
I am a tired Soul
This has been a long journey

FW-AUGUST 12, 1996 – Earle Rowe Park, Alliston, Ontario, Canada

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#11 from POETRY COLLECTION ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL

       From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS

11.    THERE IS NO SILENCE WHEN THERE IS HUNGER

There is no Silence
When there is hunger
And the Soul must feed itself
My Soul is hungry and I am feeding it
Here in this Silence
I am finding there is no Silence
Not
Even
On
The
Inside
Where usually
All is quiet
But it is not so
Today
Because my Soul Hungers
For itself
In the Noise
Where there is no quiet

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FW-AUGUST 12, 1996 – Earle Rowe Park, Alliston, Ontario, Canada
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#12 from POETRY COLLECTION ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL

       From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS

12.     I HEAR SOUNDS AROUND ME

I hear sounds all around me
Little Sounds
A truck
An airplane
Voices cursing and I do not know what
A crow caw-caw-caws
A burp
Somebody burps
So much for the quiet of nature

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FW-AUGUST 12, 1996 – Earle Rowe Park, Alliston, Ontario, Canada
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"Hi!" Here are "3" -- NON-THEMATIC POEMS From my POETRY COLLECTION ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL ~ Hope you enjoy them... ~ Frank ~ 

#1 THE LEAF

The leaf 
Red and golden
And pure 
And gold

Of the soul of
The ark
Of
The
Sky

Wings from which
It propels 
The tree

In flight
In 
The 
Night

FW-SEPTEMBER 29th, 1998

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NON-THEMATIC POEMS From my POETRY COLLECTION ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL

#2 “SO-HEY!”

“So-Hey!”
It is a New Day
A gorgeous
Lovely
New Day

Well --

FW-SEPTEMBER 30th, 1998

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NON-THEMATIC POEMS From my POETRY COLLECTION ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL

#3 TURNS

Turns are things we take
When we do not like
Our current direction

Those kinds of things
That certain moments
Allow us to adjust

Those adjustments we
Must make
When life
Sends us the signals
That it is time
For change

And it is time
For
Change


FW - OCTOBER 1ST, 1998

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