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Doug Anderson: Ghost

The old man finally just went away

to live in the mountains. Two goats,

a dog for company. The wind

made a harp of the pines.

One night a bear’s shadow fell

over him. The stink of him.

The snarl. The old man said,

I left anger down the mountain.

Go find him there. The shadow

fell away. The snow sparkled

from the bright moon. The long sleep came.

Copyright 2023 Doug Anderson

Photo by Doug Anderson. Near Steamboat Springs, CO, 2019.

11 comments on “Doug Anderson: Ghost

  1. Wayne Karlin
    January 14, 2023

    Doug Anderson continues to astonish me. How I wish I could leave my anger down the mountain before the long sleep comes.


  2. Susan Zimmerman
    January 13, 2023

    How beautiful.


  3. Robbi Nester
    January 12, 2023

    This is wonderful.


  4. Rosemerry
    January 12, 2023

    God, what a beautiful poem.


  5. rhoff1949
    January 12, 2023

    Exquisite. Now a part of my personal anthology. Thank you.


    • Vox Populi
      January 12, 2023

      Thanks, Richard. Doug Anderson is one of my favorite poets, a national treasure.



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