Michelle Claus


Michelle Claus Poems

1. 2cellos 4/26/2014
2. We Can Meet 5/13/2014
3. Chronic Pain, Part 1 3/28/2014
4. O Laundry! 4/2/2014
5. Vagabond 6/22/2014
6. Rise, Grandma 6/24/2014
7. Rider 6/25/2014
8. Haiku - Graffiti 7/2/2014
9. Therapy 7/7/2014
10. Desire 6/19/2014
11. On Writing 7/11/2014
12. Dear Kids Of 21st Century, 7/18/2014
13. Harvest Moon 9/9/2014
14. Dental Blues 9/12/2014
15. It Is Never The Same Place Twice 9/22/2014
16. Spine Of Mine 9/26/2014
17. For Robin Williams, Whose Creative Mind I Admired 8/11/2014
18. Age 42, In Haiku 8/26/2014
19. October Clouds 10/1/2014
20. Whiskers' Tale 10/8/2014
21. Ghoulish Trick 10/10/2014
22. Haiku (Regarding A Snail Trail) 10/18/2014
23. Halloween Riddle 10/23/2014
24. To The Hero Of The Day 2/13/2015
25. A Little Word Therapy 2/25/2015
26. Double Ducks 2/27/2015
27. Haiku - Jacaranda 4/2/2015
28. Haiku - Moth 4/2/2015
29. Seagull Steals The Chips 4/9/2015
30. Treasure 4/12/2015
31. Alpine Skirtain 4/13/2015
32. Haiku - Little Red Birdhouse 4/13/2015
33. I Married A Scotsman Named Martin 4/16/2015
34. Molting 4/21/2015
35. Fatigue 4/21/2015
36. An Ancient Paintbrush Bled 4/24/2015
37. Dear Poetry, 4/27/2015
38. Last Will And Testament 4/29/2015
39. All The Hangers In The Closet 4/29/2015
40. Ego Trips Us 5/1/2015
Best Poem of Michelle Claus

Alexander The Great

(When my son and I studied world history together, we enjoyed the legend of Alexander the Great. In that spirit, I composed this poem.)

There once was a Macedon lad
Whose mind was a trifling mad.
At twelve years of age,
He fancied it sage
To render Bucephalus glad.

The boy on his horse would aspire
To better his average sire.
King Philip was mild
Compared to his child,
Whose spirit consumed like a fire.

At twenty, the bellicose man
Embarked on a grandiose plan.
With dagger and shield
And soldiers to wield
His empire swelled quite a ...

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We Can Meet

where air is thin
and virgin snow sounds crispy beneath boots
we can meet

perhaps a kiss
perhaps we will see one another’s face

this is the place where yearning is ending

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