Author Archives: William Wayne Smith

About William Wayne Smith

I'm a poet, library fan and maker.

A Barren Gorge

A crystal stream winds arounda majestic fir tree stretching to heaven.There are trees by a river everywhere,but here is an uncommon variation. In the beginning, the two had been alone.They were small and apart.The seasons sustained them.Falling rain fed the … Continue reading

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At the Tower

I have climbed the stairs of the tower. Whenever I am here after work,the setting sun lights the way. When I reached the platform high above,I could see the distant horizon.Today, the sky had turned to flame. The night sky … Continue reading

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At the Show

I’ll be getting home soon. I have seen that musical finally. It was full of wisdom and light. I almost didn’t see it. Other plans fell through. My mishap was really a blessing. As the lights went up on the … Continue reading

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Pantry

My pantry is full of boxes and cans. I am no celebrated gourmet chef. Sometimes I throw parties regardless. People come over for a movie and a snack. I try to have something to share. What should I cook tonight? … Continue reading

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