Monthly Archives: May 2021

Fraiku: Thunderstorm

Heavy humid heatScraped from exhausted leavesSummer thunderstorm

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The sun’s no hotter

The sun’s no hotter It’s just the atmospheresoaking it all inlike a pasty beach bodywith no SPF Burning We slept too longskin red as a tornadoon doppler or a lobsterboiling in a pot This is the inheritanceof my angry children—blisters … Continue reading

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Sonnet composed while waiting for Anaphylaxis

Sonnet composed while waiting for Anaphylaxis I couldn’t be certainI wasn’t already sickand just not snufflingso I wore my mask. Every day I took my temperatureto see if it had raisedinto the triple-digitsbut I remained stubbornly cool. Today a second … Continue reading

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Old Bunhill Fields Burial Ground Published!

I am pleased to announce that a poem I wrote back in 2018, while I was wandering around London, titled Old Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, has been published in the Friends Journal. This one draws heavily upon my Quaker upbringing … Continue reading

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Remedy Haiku

A walk in the woodsis enough to remedyan honest day’s work (From this week’s Living Poetry Prompt.)

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Sonnet: Though we live in different worlds…

Though we live in different worlds,let me be the moonlight glitteringyour hair while you dream and the voice of that tenoron the radio filling an opera houseas he sings for his new bride. Let me be the aroma of breadbaking … Continue reading

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Poet Interview – Bartholomew Barker

Originally posted on I Write Her:
https://youtu.be/glBYyXqtZVs Grab a beverage of your choice and come spend some time with Bartholomew and Susi! You’ll learn more about the anthology and get to know Bartholomew a little better too. If you are…

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So long since I last heard our songs

Happy May the Fourth! I’ll be reading this at the Carrboro (NC) Poet’s Open Mic Night tonight via Zoom which starts at 7pm EDT (2300UTC) and usually lasts about an hour. Connect up and share your poetry too! So long … Continue reading

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Happy May Day!

May Days are have become doubly celebratory for me in the past decade since it also marks the end of National Poetry Month and the Poem-A-Day Challenge. For the first day in over a month, I will neither write nor … Continue reading

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