What have you done, little grey wing Flown the dark Atlantic to Cordoba Heard the poetry of Lorca Stolen a song of some ruiseñor Returned with them swelling your breast? Again, to the moon’s full glow Accompanied by crickets, the songs Filter through the lemon tree. The mockingbird awakens me. THIS is what I MEAN!!!
Roaches in the kitchen Rats in the rafters Ants in the cookie jar Act now not after Huffin’ and puffin’ Wolf at the door Blowin’ down the house That’s what’s in store Crows in the cornfield Mice in the larder Weasel in the white house Gotta try harder! Stand up America! Stand Up America!
(upon a painting by Yumi) If not for bouquets of summer glory gathered by gentle hands What reason for gardens by the sea? The muffled break of waves is not as loud As the whiff and whirr of hummingbird Black and yellow bumble bee busy in the bloom, Each comes to gather gold– Drawn by […]
You have only to watch white clouds charging a moonlit sky To know everything is change Nothing is the same from moment to moment Nothing exists as we think or feel but for a moment And not as we feel or think There is no stasis in darkness, not an instant, everything is motion In […]
I am happy to announce that Lost Tower Publications will include my poem “Garden by the Sea” in their new anthology “Along the Shore” coming out April 2017. Lost Tower Publications
If you look into the present and see what is happening It is not just who you think you are But what you wholly are Everything that is going on in and around you The entire cosmos Unfolding in a multitude of countless events Appearing, disappearing Rising and falling Right now, now again… That is […]
Fishing at the river, some boys jump in Swim across and back so quickly It makes my head spin. Were I as trim and lean as them I’d join in– I did when I was that age Set down my rod Shed my clothes Took to any lake or stream Swam my sweaty body clean […]