Sapphic Voltas What if today I give worry a fiddle?Let finishing plunder & instead diddle?Deep laugh at pain & embrace the middle? Release the riddle I got this great book entitled: Poetry 101: A Crash Course in Poetry by Susan Dalzell. Today's poem is written in Sapphic meter. "...attributed to the poet Sappho, this meter… Continue reading Poem 133 – Sapphic Voltas & Spring Launch Tonight!
Even when Even when you have everything you need the voice turns to hand & holdinga dull kitchen knife – like the one you use to sshhhllllttt open the Amazon box – cuts you wide then points inside to that writhing worm of envy slick & shiny teeth biting at the cold air wall of… Continue reading Poem 132 – Even when
watch & listen golden-headed dandelion bends gracefully to peer at poisonous bindweedcanada thistle in all her prickly pride gazes kindly at thirsty nutsedgeeven bustling buckhorn plantain stares plainly at heat-loving crabgrass weeds trees & herbs liverworts mosses & creepersmillions of living watching millions of living in observational feastsan infinite exchange of paying attention & listening… Continue reading Poem 131 Watch & Listen & Howl & Launch!
Boomerang This particular fearis a boomerang I’ve thrown herwith all my might bid her good riddancewilled her to Mars yet she persistspropulsions a return so graceful & spectacularlystunning I mistake her for awe welcome herin an embrace when she settlesI feel her grip & understand my faultmy power shrinks This particular fearis a boomerang will… Continue reading Poem 130 – Boomerang & This Week’s Virtual Tour Events