Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy New Year!

May we all take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne, as Robert Burns wrote. If anyone needs a dark-haired man to be the first to cross your threshold, I’m available.

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Artistic Life

Edwin Booth heard the solemn whisper of the God of all arts. “I shall give you hunger and pain and sleepless nights. Also beauty and satisfaction known to few and glimpses of the heavenly life. None of these shall you … Continue reading

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Holiday Chocolate Open Mic

I’m off to my office holiday party tonight but just wanted to fire off a reminder that I’ll be reading a brand new chocolate holiday poem at Matthew’s Chocolates in glittering downtown Hillsborough tomorrow at 7pm. To whet your appetite, … Continue reading

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Monday Night Poetry

My new passport is here! It was time to renew and I sent it off less than a month ago. None the less there was still a little drama because my old passport was not returned in the envelope with … Continue reading

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Happy Whatever!

Many thanks to all who follow this blog and congratulations to Eduard Stoleru of Bucharest for being the lucky winner of Wednesday Night Regular. I’ll drop it in the mail tomorrow and then Romania will become the third country with at … Continue reading

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Chocolate Open Mic

Next Thursday the 19th I’ll be reading at a Holiday Chocolate Open Mic in festive downtown Hillsborough, North Carolina. I haven’t decided which poems I’ll share this time but here’s one of the chocolate sonnets I read earlier this year. … Continue reading

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Following Instincts

Don’t forget to sign up to “+Follow” me so you’ll get an email whenever I post. All my email followers will be eligible for a free copy of Wednesday Night Regular. I’ll randomly select the winner Saturday. Here’s a poem … Continue reading

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Martin Van Buren

(Originally visited 20 October 1999.) The summer had slipped away like a drowsy afternoon and I had accomplished very little over the past three months. Then the first chills of autumn awakened me like the bright dawn after an restful … Continue reading

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In Gilded Frame

I am proud to announce that Jane Avril at the Moulin Rouge 1893, the opening poem from Wednesday Night Regular, was included in the latest anthology from Kind of a Hurricane Press, In Gilded Frame, a collection of ekphrastic poems … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela

To honor the passing of Nelson Mandela, here is a poem I wrote in Cape Town during the 2010 World Cup. Cape Town How can they be so friendly In this formerly tripartite city Wouldn’t years of separation Breed distrust … Continue reading

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