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p r o f i l e s    i n    s t i l l n e s s
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original artwork copyright  Larry Kimmel  2002

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p r o f i l e s     i n     s t i l l n e s s


o f   p o e t s   t o u c h e d   b y   g r a c e






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Larry Kimmel



out of blue smoke . . .









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                        the stone at the edge
of the lawn







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                        so beautiful
                        I can't even stam
mer right






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                        This moonless night,
                        this hush
of falling snow -
                                     by lamplight
                                     your five haiku . . .







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                        Eyes squeezed,
                        the tabby in the bookstore window
sleeps -
                        I imagine you here,
                        your arm through mine






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                        such an affection
                        for this only spider
Christmas alone






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                        a snake released -
                        the feel of it
stays in my hand






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                        hunter's moon
                        the cat comes home
faintly smelling of wood smoke






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                        had to do it -
                        squeeze the eyes                           
of the dead fish






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                        Staring at
                        the kitchen linoleum,                           
I can still find,
                        after all these years,
                        a familiar face or two






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"Just look at the mud
on your pants!" - in his fist
violets for her






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                        Her breast fits
                        like a fruit in the curve
of the small guitar -
                        and I would be her Picasso
                        some Spanish afternoon






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                        I'm just saying
                        how good it is to see her
when suddenly
                        she sticks out her tongue -
                        catches a snowflake






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                        her diary -
                        if only I hadn't forced
its tiny lock






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f i n i s









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Larry Kimmel


Larry Kimmel was born in 1940 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
He holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and
Pittsburgh University, and has worked at everything
from steel mills to libraries. He has been publishing poetry
for the past twenty-five years and has five collections of poetry,
"Lights Across the River," "Pedal Point",  "alone tonight,"
"the inadequacy of long-stemmed roses,"
and "the necessary fly," as well as a short novel,
"A Small Silent Ordeal." He lives with his wife
in the hills of western Massachusetts.








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thank you Larry for sharing your poems




if you have enjoyed the small selection of Larry's poetry presented
in this second feature of profiles in stillness on dew-on-line,
you may be pleased to know that you will be able to read more
of this prolific poet's work in  still 3, 4, still 2 one - four,
still 3 one - four, still 4 one - four, and still 5 one - three.

none of the work featured in this section has appeared in still.

these editions of still are available from
back editions
on still's website





all featured poems copyright Larry Kimmel 2002