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About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.

Hope High on Mountain Slopes

A fragile flower high on windswept slopes Hangs on for its brief time Though no one sees. What purpose you might ask, Is served by this brief blooming? What glory is revealed amidst the snow and rock As far below … Continue reading

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Hope Comes in Pink and Baby Blue

The baby blue sky and soft pink clouds of morning Hold promise that this day, grace will arise In wounded hearts a-hardened in the cold— Hearts wanting surety,  And practiced hands trying one more time to get it right, So … Continue reading

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Understanding Love in Sonnet Form

I knew a way to guarantee my love When I, first born, came here without a care My family welcomed me as from above I didn’t know what I was meant to share   Secure, I ate and slept, my … Continue reading

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The Daffodils Don’t Know   The daffodils don’t know And they don’t seem to care. They’re dancing in the fields And smiling at the sunshine. Seemingly oblivious To hurt and pain and fear Or are they? Maybe they are doing … Continue reading

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Restful Day

Giving Thanks for a Day of Rest I need this day of no commitments No tasks to do except to be Be present to the moment, Be silent in the listening Be attentive to new life Be happy in what … Continue reading

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Show Tunes

A group sings show tunes at a local nursing home once a month. The melodies bring back memories of happy times for us all. Show Tune Psalms “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” At Josephine’s The wheel chairs circled Around … Continue reading

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Morning Views

When I look out in the morning, I need to see something of nature. My eyes are not ready to focus on man-made lines. I want the soft green of fields or the expansiveness of the sea. If that’s not … Continue reading

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I’m Back

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. But I have been writing. I have finally organized my poetry with pictures into book form and I wrote one poem every day in February.  I’ll start posting those regularly. Here’s … Continue reading

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end of Advent story

Tiny sheep, cows, donkeys, goats and even a horse were gathered around, some sleeping, some eating and some gazing at the sky. “It’s perfect, except for the people,” Alfred thought. Alfred heard footsteps behind him. He turned to see a … Continue reading

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Advent story, part seven

It was dark when they finally got home and his parents got busy in the kitchen preparing a buffet supper. His Aunt Margaret and Uncle Bill would be there shortly. Many of their neighbors usually showed up, too. Alfred went … Continue reading

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