Monthly Archives: May 2015

In Squadrons, Through the Silence

Fridays behind the library the librarians gather With lists of all the books unread that week To check against previous weeks and months And burn those read even once in the past year. Saturdays, they don armour of boiled leather, … Continue reading

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Another Entry in The Endless Book of the Dead (for Paul Dawson)

I’ve lost count of just how many years Have passed since the cancer grew Massive in your balls, sent tentacles Reaching out from young testicles To grasp and penetrate and cling. Everywhere overgrown in months, Become a dark jungle rooting … Continue reading

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Magnolia in Spring Wind

Magnolia in Spring Wind Swaying slowly in the courtyard, shedding blossoms for the warm spring wind, the magnolia caught my gaze and all the pale petals flushed

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The Reticule

I asked Kelly Caseley for five words to write a poem with.  Being a costume maker, she gave me these: reticule, tropical, mannequin, pinafore, button. The Reticule You might look at her walking by the water in her pinafore and … Continue reading

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May 24 Cinquain

Almost June, not one tree green and full yet; but in thin-branched shadow we’re shady as ever

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If You Were Here (Watching Crows in the Rain)

I would still have to stop suddenly in the middle of the block, in mid-thought, in the middle of a rain shower, to begin a fully extemporized essay on the way rain drops and gravity collude at feathers’ edges to … Continue reading

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Bluejay Magnolia Cinquain for Mid-May

A jay perched this morning among the magnolia blossoms, touching all the petals with blue

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