Monthly Archives: August 2021

Sappho’s Song (2021)

Sappho’s Song Sing me no songs of the daylightfor the sun is the enemy of lovers.Sing me instead of shadows and darknessand the memories of midnight. Sing me no songs of domestic brewsfor the lite beers do not intoxicate.Sing me … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Pebble

Each year a pebbleadded to my cairnthe pilgrim carries a scythe This Fraiku for the Living Poetry Prompt. Bonus: my latest poem, A Boy’s Afternoon in Summer, is up at Whispers and Echoes.

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Let’s Pretend

Let’s pretendI’m riding in this skullpulling levers pressing pedalsmaking this body obey my will Let’s pretendyour little pilot is looking outthrough those smokey eyeswindows to your flight deck Let’s pretendminds are distinct from bodiesthat this chemistry felt over drinksis more … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Social Media

Let poetry soothethe slings and arrowsof your social media life

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Angry Afternoons on Whispers and Echoes

Whispers and Echoes has published one of my new poems on the timely theme of summer, titled Angry Afternoons. My thanks to their editor Sammi Cox.

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Luminescence

Luminescence I’ve never seen a glowwormbut as a boy I trapped jarfulsof fireflies to serveas nightlights in my bedroom.Even when I threw in a handful of grass,assuming that’s what they ate,they’d never last the night. I don’t see many lightning … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Purpose

The purpose of a porpoisepostulated precisely in a pleasing poemthat the porpoise’s purpose’s play (For this week’s Living Poetry Prompt and, just in case you missed it, my poem At the Beach appeared on Whispers and Echoes yesterday.)

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A Tree in Winter

This afternoon I spent some time with the good folks at Charles House. I’ve been visiting there more-or-less monthly for the past five years. Today’s topic was tree poetry. Among the poems I shared were Winter Trees by William Carlos … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Science

If science were easyeveryone would do itlisten to your nerds

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Koi in a Bucket published at Spank the Carp

Nearly a year ago, Spank the Carp held an ekphrastic contest where we were given an image to inspire our poetry. I thought I’d give it a try and while I didn’t win, the editor asked if he could publish … Continue reading

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