Quentin Kirk
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Quaker poet retired in Mexico:

Started 6th month 27, 2016 0 Replies

The Religion of Giant TreesOur neighborhood lives, moves,and has its beingunder an incantation of foliage,noisy bird commotions,whispering leaves.The little boy next door calls to mefrom his open…Continue

 

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Quaker educator, poet, retired in Mexico, anthropologist, writer. Enjoy literature, dancing, reading, good friends. Authored two books on Amazon: The Moon Straight Overhead (about Mexico) and Walking Home by Starlight (about Poetry)

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Secret Story of Love

Posted on 3rd mo. 25, 2017 at 10:22am 0 Comments

Secret Story of Love

So many beautiful people have

walked through my life, and vanished...

Only to reappeared in my stories, my memories, my day dreams.

I am old with a weight of

remembering.

I will go alone when I die, happily into a new unknown,

but alone,

saving only a secret note that I will hide in my shoe

to remind me of a few things that I must remember,

As

my childhood family of nine around an oval country table

three times…

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Secret Story of Love

Posted on 3rd mo. 25, 2017 at 10:19am 0 Comments

Secret Story of Love

So many beautiful people have

walked through my life, and vanished...

Only to reappeared in my stories, my memories, my day dreams.

I am old with a weight of

remembering.

I will go alone when I die, happily into a new unknown,

but alone,

saving only a secret note that I will hide in my shoe

to remind…

Continue

Long Departed But Here

Posted on 1st mo. 17, 2017 at 8:16pm 1 Comment

My mother and father

poured out their lives caring for us.

Long after we did not see them anymore,

this caring became our own smiles

that we pass on to our children,

to our students, friends,

to strangers

My parents got their caring power

from distant people

whose names I never knew

in faded unsmiling photos.

My mother's kiss is from a thousand mothers

and the shade of my father's tree is a great forest.

A lady who serves my…

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Story for you from a Quaker retired in Mexico:

Posted on 9th mo. 22, 2016 at 10:40am 1 Comment



     Living in Mexico                

     When we arrived at “our farm.” three Adventist children that we know well came over, as they always do, to watch us. We are strange people from the outside world. So…

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At 2:57pm on 9th mo. 3, 2016, William F Rushby said…

Welcome, Quentin!

 
 
 

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