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~ POETRY COLLECTION ~ 

~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS

SOUL ~                 

IS NO HEART AT ALL ~  

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Copyright Frank Westcott, 2020. 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. 

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

      From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS

13.     I HEAR CHIPPER SWEET LITTLE BIRDS

I hear chipper sweet little birds

And boys swearing

Catching fish

They curse more

What? Themselves?

Or do they curse the catching

I wonder?

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

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

        From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS

                    *Insert whatever deity, belief system-tangible that works for you in the God-Her-Him-Sense of spots in order to have this make sense, be of some use to you. 

14. I WONDER IF *GOD, IF THERE IS *GOD AS WE KNOW IT, HIM, HER, THE SENSE OF….

I wonder if God, if there is God as we know it, Him, Her, the Sense of,

Thought these things when He, She, the Sense of made us

Notice I said not He, or She, or Sense-of or ? specifically

For, if we are made in God’s image, we are All

And are the Creator too

Are we not?

Do you wonder?

Ever?

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

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

        From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS

15.      I HEAR A BLUE JAY SQUAWK

I hear a blue jay

Squawk

Squawk

High and Shrill

High and Shrill

And I know the universe

Is all things

And I know some things

Must die in this form

So others might live in this form

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

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

      From THE GOOSE DANCE POEMS

16.      I KNOW THIS

I know this

Because I know

This

Because I know this…

The voices continue

Voices with malice

Intent

And

Tone

I write on anyway

Because the voices

Are part of this

“Got him” a voice calls

And more swearing ensues

And then I hear them clearly

They do not swear at the catching

But they do

Swear at each other

At themselves

And I see

They are not listening

To the silence

Either

Their souls must be hungry 

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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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#'s 4 to 8 from NON-THEMATIC POEMS section in this, my POETRY COLLECTION called ~ A HEART WITHOUT ITS SOUL ~ IS NO HEART AT ALL

    #4 LIFE IS…

Life has its own time

Time has its own life

And time is the

Mirror by which

We live –

For it is our

Time

Here –

That determines

Our

Life

FW - OCTOBER 2nd, 1998

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

    #5 SPIRIT CLOUD

Spirit Cloud – Is blue & florescent

And there, before you

ALWAYS

Always on the inside where

It matters…

FW - OCTOBER 3rd, 1998

#6 DREAM

DREAMS…

Dreams are simply

Another form of reality.

FW - OCTOBER 5th, 1998

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#7 THE WOLF

The wolf rides the air

On this day

It flies high and white

Rollicking and rolling

And flying out of

Sight

With all of you

That is you

Fly

Fly

Fly

High high high

In the sky and do not ask why?

This wolf can

Fly so high

FW - OCTOBER 6th, 1998

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#8    SKY WALKER

The man who walks on

The sky

Has clouds and candles

For friends

Moonbeams grace his

Daytime hours

And stars dance across his

Forehead

He who knows how to

Walk across the sky

Never has to wonder why

Never has to wonder

Is this wish possible?

No…

For he who knows how

To walk across the sky

Already knows the impossible

Is already possible

FW - OCTOBER 7th, 1998

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

#9    SUN IN CLOUDS

The sun is in a cloud today

Behind something that is haze

And

Gray and not clear

It is time I see

T float in the mist

And

Let the spirits there

Have their protection

And

Protect me while I

Restore

And

Recoup

From the ravages

Of my soul

And

Heal