Spiral Scrawl   Michael Fraley

Poem-O-Rama


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Contents


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


The Advantages of Inexperience
After the Fall
Aftermath
The Age of Separation
All in One Morning
All the Day's Work
All Those Who Foster Lies
Almost Two
Alternative Umbrellas
Ambiguity
Ambition's Surly Children
Animal Emporium
Animated Shapes
Annunciation
Another War
Another Way of Reaching Completion
The Ant
Approximate Eden
The Arrangement
Ashley's Exit
As Soon As I Can
At Ease
At Our Leisure
At the Bakery
At the Crossing
The Athenian
Attention, Trees!
Avocado Hill

The Babies Are in Bloom Again
The Ballad of Monday Jack
Banter
Barred Clouds
Be Not Afraid
Beauty Is Not a By-Product
Before the Beginning
Beginnings
Bells and Birds
Beside the Sea
The Best Defence
The Big Picture  New
Big Slide
Bigger Than
Bird
The Black-headed Grosbeak  New
Black Panther
Blind Date
Blue Room
Boomerang
Bright Pavilions
Brim
Brothers of a Kind
The Bumble Bee
The Butterfly
By Candlelight

The Calendar and the Hive
Campus Coyotes  New
The Capybara
The Cat
The Categories of Delight
Caterpillar Mystery
A Cautionary Tale
Chalcedony Stone
Change of Plans
Changeable Desires
Changes
A Change in the Weather
Child's Play
A Choice to Be Made
The Christmas Spirit
The City that Speaks for Itself
Clouds
Code of Conduct
A Collection of Dreams
The Collective Life of the Birds
Colleen, on Her Eleventh Day
The Coming Birth
Company
Completion
Concealment
The Concept of Chess
Concrete Ambitions
The Conversation of Trees
The Corrupt Ones
Cosmology Among the Young
The Cow  New
Crooked Man
Crossing the Hellespont
Crow
The Cry
Cul de Sac
Cult of the She-Camel
Cultivated Ignorance
Currents
Customary Grace
Cynthia Moon Goddess  New

Damselfly  New
The Dancing Funambulist
Dandelion Country
A Dangerous Man
The Dark Pool and the Bright Stars
Dating Service
Daughters of the Waterfall
Day at the Beach
The Dead
The Decline
A Delicate Balance
A Desperate Situation
Despicable
Diana
De Dignitate Hominis
Diminished by Our Differences
Diversity
The Doctrine of Violence
The Doldrums
The Donkey
Don't Cross This Cat
Double Nature
Dracula's Speech
Drawn to the Light
Dreaming of Mountains
Dry Dock

The Earth and All Its Flowers
E. 14th St.
Easter Sunday
8 A.M.
Elemental
An Elephant Goddess
Elephants
Emissary from Above
Emotional Voyeur
Empty Lot
Encounter with a Tapir
The Energy of Youth
Enough and More
Essence of the Beast
Estate Sale
Evening at Miranda Gardens
Every Day

Faith is More
The Fence
Field of Reeds
Find Me a Willow
Fine and Hammering
Fine Kentucky Wine
Fine Reminders
First-Born
Fish Scales and Coarse Fingernails
Flamingos
Flesh Eaters
Fly  New
Flying to New Jersey
For the Living
For Those Not Whole
Fortunate
Fortune's Favour
47 Knots
Four Days in the Country
Free and Strong
Fresh
From the Land of Frozen Lakes
Fulfilment
Full House

The Garden Slug  New
The Gathering
Gentle Drift
The Gentle Monarch of the Sea  New
Gift
Giraffes
The Goat
God Is Watching
Gone Are the Long Goodbyes
The Good
The Good Luck Bug
Gopher Alert
Gorillas
Graduation Day
A Grandstand View Describes the Scenery
Grave Souls
Gravity in White
The Green Leaf Grows
The Green Vinyl, Chrome-Trimmed Stool
Grey Shellac
The Grizzly
Groundwork for a Coronation of the Soul
Growing Up
Guidelines
Gullible Crown

Habits Wear Away at Her
Halfway to the Hills
Halcyon Days
Harley Takes Flight
The Heart that Knows No Bounds
The Heart of the Matter
Heavenly Greeting
Her Garden
Hey, Woody!
Le Hibou et La Poussiquette
Hidden Knowledge
Hippopotami
Holiday
A Home for Hope
Homecoming
Hope
The Horse  New
Hour by Hour
How Far
How the Sun
How to Give
The Hummingbird
Hunter

I Once Knew a Man
I Was Crying Because I Had a Dream
If Ever Myself
Illuminated Manuscript
Ilsa
In a Desert Land
In Memory of Miss Kitty
The Indigo Man
Infinite Numbers
Inland
Interlude
Islands
It Comes and Goes
Ivory Tusks

Jane's Vacation
Janice and Gerald
Janine  New
Japanese Tea Garden
Jarvis
The Jester
Jesus Revisited
The Jolly Wreath
Joseph the Journeyman
Journeys Begin
Jumping Frog Jeff

The King Sleeps
Kingdom Come
Kinsmen
Known, Yet Ever New
Koalas

Lady Di
The Land I Long For
The Lark Ascending
Laughter
Laundry Day
Laura the Nut
Learning to Wait
Letters from a Troll
Letting Go
A Life's Work
A Life of Little Import
Lightsong
Like Osiris
Like Riding a Bike
Little Boy Blue
Living Art
Looking at Myself
Looking Back
Lost My Sparkle
The Lost Ones
Love Is a Wild Wind
Lovers' Lullaby
Lucky
Lucky Cecily
Lunch with Tino

Magellanic Penguins  New
The Mallard  New
A Man and His Mules
Mannerly Tree
Many Live on Payments Less Grand
Many Rooms
Many Voices
Marriage of the Fantods
Martian Zoological Gardens
The Mathemagician's Wand
Meant for More
The Medicament of Sleep
Melody's Well
Message from a Temperate Clime
Mid-Life Crisis
Middle World
Minou
Minou at Play
Momentum, Which Once Put in Motion, Cannot Rest
Monuments to Royalty
The Moon in Winter
Moon Rock
Moon-Eyes
Moonlight on Alabaster
More than Enough  New
Morning on Noriega St.
Morning Reflections  New
Morning Shore Drive
Mosquito
The Moth  New
Mourning Dove
Musings
My Little Porcupine
My Ship
My Snowshoe Cat
Mystery Play

Nasturtium
Never Was
Night Moth
Night Sounds, Or, An After-Hours Soundscape
Night Companion
Night Visitor
Night with Stars
No Solution
Noncombining Elements
Not a Spot of Rust
Note to the Boss
Notes While in Attendance
Nothing Clever
November
Number One

O Monet
O My Sisters and My Brothers
Ocean Bound
The Old Lion
Old Souls
The Omen
On Breaking My Wrist
On the Eve of Your Departure
On Liberty
Once Again
103°
One Night with a Visiting Dignitary
One Way
One Who Wills the Oceans to Obey
Opportunities
Orchestra Seats
The Ostrich
Our Danny Cat  New
Our Passions Run Together
Our Sights Are Set
Our Story
Out and About, In the Public Eye
Outer/Inner Correlations
Outlines
The Outlook for Tomorrow

The Palace and the Lake
Paradise Lane
Parallel Lives  New
Paralysis
Passing
Patterns
Peace Garden
The Peacock and Rhinoceros
Pecan Trees and Snapping Turtles Too
The Peccary Chacoan
Peer Pressure
The Pelican
Perennials
The Perils of Persuasion
Persistence
Petition to St. Peter
Pigeon Prayer
Plaid Man Dancing
Playing at Creation
Pocketful of Light
Pool of Possibility
Poor and Plenty
Potato Soup
A Prayer
Prelude
Preserves  New
Prima Donna
Primordial Story
Profusion
Purple, Green, and Blue

Quantity
Questions of Precedence

Racoon Romp
Raccoons  New
Radio
Rain Parade
Raising Hopes, Raising Fears
Rare
Raven Song
The Ravens
The Realm of Higher Sound
The Recluse
Recollection of a Traumatic Event
Recurring Arboreal Dream
Red-tailed Hawks  New
Regarding Our Demise
Reindeer
Remembrance
Reparations
Return to the Forest
The Return of Spring
Ride
A Rising Accord
The Roar of the Lions
Rockaway Beach
Roger's Way
Rowboats and Canoes
Rows of Belgian Trees
Rubber Stamp Eyes
Rubbish
Rumblings
Running Towards Reunion with Herself

Sally
Samba
Sans Souci
Saturated Colours  New
The Scientific Outlook
Sea Change
The Sea Hawk's Cry
Sea of Wings
Seagulls  New
Seaside Haven
Seating Arrangement at an Outdoor Café
Serendipity
The Secret Garden
Secret Sentiments
Secret Sun
Self-Conviction
The Sense of Abundance
Sentient Life Worth Saving
Separate Checks
Serendipity
Setting Traps for the Sacred
Shaving with Abandon
She
She Remembers Her Past
She Waits for Me
The Sheltered Ones
Showers
Siamangs  New
Side by Side
Simply Observing
Sing Ho! for the Life of a Sailor
Sixteen Wrens
The Skunk  New
Skyrain
A Slice of Cheese
Snow Leopard
Sojourn
Somehow
Something So Full
Song of Appreciation
Song of the Flower Stall Vendor
Spark
Speaking with One Tongue
Special Witness
Speech Release
The Spider
The Spirit of Dissection
The Spring of My Elation
The Squirrel
Stacey Flies the Coop
Stones
Streetgazing
Striking a Balance
Stronger by a Love
A Studied Patience
Summer of Love  New
Summer, Spring, Winter, Fall
Summer Swallows
Sunday Outing
Sunken Island
Sunshine
Swinging Doors
Sycamore  New

Tapestry of Hours
Tellus
Temptation
The Tender Tree
Thank You, I Have a Hobby Already
Thin Air
This Dress
This Ordinary Day
Thoreau
Three Souls
Tidal Procession
Tiger
To a Morning Glory
To Nash, from June K.
Today's Present
Together in This
Too Fast the Flame Ignites
Tortoise  New
Totem Pole
Tough Times
The Tramp at the Table Next to Mine
The Traveller
Tribal Recall
Trilogy
The Trouble with Pluses
Turnabout
The Turning Point
Turnstile Inhibitions
Twelve plus One
Two Friends

The Underworld  New
Undivided Attention
Up and Out
Utility

The Vagarious Behaviour of Beauty
The Vatican
The Velvet Ant
View from the Alcove
Visible Evidence
Visitation 3 A.M.
Visiting Mr. Larkin

Walking to School  New
Wanting Little
Watching Fathers
The Water Cycle
Water Will Dispel
Way Up North
The Weathered Touch
Welcome
What If My Feet
What the Waves Said
Whatever It Is
Wheel of Fortune
When All the Mountains Have a Different Face
When Brides Drift By
When the Chieftains Bring a Tune Around
When You Stepped into View
Who's In, Who's Out
Whole Heart
Wild Bee-Fly  New
Wild Horses
Wildlife Queries
Willingly
Winter Sun
Winter Walk
With a Word
Witness
Woman and Man
Wooden Flute
The World Had Dropped Away


The Young Lions
Young and Old

The Zebra
Zoo Keeper




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