Author Archives: Jim Stewart

About Jim Stewart

Writer at Butt in Chair

If There Are No Dogs in Heaven

Always glad to see meAlways at my side;I need to say this clearlySo it’s obvious when I die;I’ll stop the bus on the wayUntil I surely know:If there are no dogs in heaven,I don’t want to go. Walking in the … Continue reading

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Snap

She slept on the floor by the side of my bed,Snoring softly in the darkness.When it was time, she’d awaken me gently andI’d reluctantly lurch with her to the front door;Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, clear, rain, wind, snow…it didn’t matter;I’d … Continue reading

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Guest in My Swamp

Reading Brian Doyle and it’s likeHe took a vacation in my head, with a canoe orKayak, paddling around the marsh collecting lilyPads and skunk cabbages, so prevalent in the dark spots,And weaving them into a poem that speaksExactly to me … Continue reading

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Haiku: Still Winter

All day cold north wind;Spits of rain from time to time.It is still winter. (Ecola Point: Jim Stewart)

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Listen

Listen. That’s good; now listen some more. Good. Why is itthat when you focus on listening,it seems to get quieter? Maybe it is your self that quiets. (ear: kidshealth.org.nz; horizon: wallup.net)

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Barry Lopez Essay

Please read this, if you love the world. It’s from Orion Magazine ~Jim Stewart

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Haiku: Wind Aria

The sea paints the shoreas the rain lashes my face;the wind sings a hymn. (waves: Jim Stewart)

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Omniscience

I can handle my liquor, butfall on my face;My intelligence is genius, butmisinterprets the problem;I see all obstacles, butstep into the hole;My kindness is legendary, butmy words bring tears;I am a great driver, butthe bicyclist has to miss me;I am … Continue reading

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Haiku–Patient Rain

Steam rises from thefence; the sun hangs high and round;rain waits patiently. (Sun: ifa.Hawaii.edu; Fence: youtube.com)

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Do Spiders Dream?

Wind rises;trees bend and stretch;webs ripple and tear.Drops as big as sheengulf delicate weavingas she tries respinning the damage,but the maelstrom says no. She retreats to a cup of leaves to endure.Her dreams are calamitous.I understand. (web: study.com)

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