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Birthday Poem 2017

A day without birds salvaged in the last hours by the alpenglow of birthday candles on the kids’ faces and the Eroica playing its tricks – after all these years it still catches me off guard with every listen  Then … Continue reading

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Birthday Poem 2016

Birthday Poem, 2016 Let’s begin the day listening to Brahms in a Missoula hotel room then the drive along the spring roiling of the Flathead River with tongues of fog lolling up from mouths of fir trees to taste the … Continue reading

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Hundred Highways Tour #22 – 25: Northern, Western, Hummingbird & Southern Highways to Miss Bertie’s Community Library

A couple days after Christmas, my family and I flew into Belize and jumped into a van that took us, three hours later, to Hopkins Village, on the Caribbean coast. The drive, first on the Northern Highway, then the Western … Continue reading

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Hundred Highways Tour #7: MT Highway 86 to Country Bookshelf

Lisa and I had to get a little creative for our route to Country Bookshelf in Bozeman to avoid, yet again, traveling I-90 (there’s only so many ways to get over the pass). So we headed up to Clyde Park … Continue reading

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Vagabond Song – Chapter One

(The following is excerpted from Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals, (Elk River Books, 2015). If you enjoy it, please consider purchasing the book. Thanks.) first movement …  M-72 If I don’t get back on the road I’m going … Continue reading

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Birthday Poem 2015

Birthday Poem, 2015 by Marc Beaudin A gray morning of crows & trees tapping the window with a crimson bud like a thimble on each finger, playing horse Then a robin churrips unseen sounding like every spring morning of childhood … Continue reading

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Coming Soon – “Vagabond Song”

Coming this summer from Elk River Books: Vagabond Song Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals “A poet’s song to the rewards of wandering and the joy of the highway. A bracing tonic this sorry, sad-assed, gadget-obsessed nation needs to hear again … Continue reading

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Birthday Poem, 2014

One could do worse than spend the day watching them: not quite rock doves & not quite pigeons– call them Railroad Doves– evolved on the lines feeding with each passing grain train but now the grain is gone & it … Continue reading

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Old Poems, Tucked Away in Dusty Corners of the Internet

Having work published online still feels very strange to me. The poems flash like a blip on a radar screen, then disappear into the dark ocean of too much information flooding our brains, eyeballs and computer screens. However, the poems … Continue reading

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Birthday Poems, pre-2013

For the past several years, I’ve written a poem on my birthday that serves as sort of a barometer of my state of mind-soul, a winter count in spring. I just finished this year’s poem, composed while freezing my ass … Continue reading

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