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At the Archery Range
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By Rich Tassinari
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       At the Archery Range

"Aim the arrow down and to the right,
Then pull it back until you touch your lip."

(Reminds me how an errant word takes flight
When anxious tongues unhinge or loose lips slip.)

"Hold still and perpendicular the bow;
Exhale, relax, don't move, release the string."

(Remeber, just as keen as what you know,
Is how the words, as what you know, take wing.)

"The arrow flies by nature in an arc,
So you must gauge the distance to its end."

(A dream, desire, or wish points to the mark,
What's real is the sincerity I send.)

"The wind will have its way; it's hard to tell
Which way the fickle wind will blow your dart."

(I send mere words and only can propel,
Then hope each softly lands upon a heart.)

Rich Tassinari
10/31/17


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Submitted: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

About the Poet
Husband, father, grandfather, and each title is my joy. As a youth, poetry was a means to express the inexpressable. I was attracted to (and still am) the beauty and brevity of verse. All flows out from God, and like a proper prayer, can flow back.


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