Category: poetry

Unraveling

In the un- ravel- ing perhaps a (truer) story is told that may (or may not) include roses and warmth essentials remain untouched we die are reborn pulled apart re-knit by the sharp beak and pointy talons of a wee bird Do I blame…

apologies to e e cummings

i thank You God for most this amazing day: for the brownly roasting spirit of turkey and a scarlet celebration of cranberries; and for everything which is edible which is edifying which is yum (we who are scattered gather today, and this is thanksgiving;…

Morning Hymn

I bought this book a few years ago. It has been waiting patiently for me. I didn’t go looking for it. The book found me. Things I like about the book: Marbled book boards. Isn’t it pretty? Inscription — I’m a sucker for inscriptions,…

Thoughts on Education

Short answer: I’m for it. Slightly longer answer: Education thinking solving proving discovery too much social interaction – recovery writing rewriting citing recite reading researching finding delight learning questioning seeking knowledge elementary middle high school college Except not everyone needs to go to college.

Fears

Fears I don’t have: spiders the dark idle threats Fears that I do: failure not trying regrets I made the collage at the top for last year’s A-to-Z Challenge. The background is from Ezra Jack Keats’ Over in the Meadow. The child is from…

The Spelling Award

In 3rd grade (maybe it was 4th) I won the spelling award. I thought Jack Harvey would win it When they called my name, I was floored. Shocked. Delighted. Astounded That I had scored higher than Jack But the biggest bombshell of all Was seeing my dad in…

Frustration

One thin bent line on a grassy green page Evidence of a golfer’s rage

Reflections

Looking down and seeing up Looking through and seeing all Looking out and seeing in O peaceful pool, I am in thrall I close one eye Match window with line Switch eyes and now They misalign Every pool Has moments peace When swimmers jump…

O is for Old

A Poem for Interns and Residents To you, he is an old man With hoary head and feeble mind But look beneath the surface — It may surprise you what you find To you, he’s one who stutters And struggles to find words He…

Today Is Good

I’d rather be right where I am today Yes, I would Yes, I would Today is good I’d rather keep in step with time than stay Yes, I would As I should Today is good Sometimes my heart begins to stray To other times,…