Ariel

Rookie (San Jose, California)

Ariel Poems

1. An Do Tu 6/10/2010
2. Questions 6/10/2010
3. Not Finished 6/10/2010
4. Words Of The Prophets 6/10/2010
5. Before The Final 6/10/2010
6. Shadowcat 6/10/2010
7. A Message To Gertrude Stein 6/10/2010
8. The Male Ladybug - Haiku 6/10/2010
9. Shattered 6/10/2010
10. Words 6/10/2010
11. Parenthetically 6/10/2010
12. Silent Dreamer 6/10/2010
13. Penitence 6/10/2010
14. Joanne’s Flowers 6/10/2010
15. Not Wholly Domesticated 6/10/2010
16. May The Truth Go Out 6/10/2010
17. Half Life 6/10/2010
18. Left On A Table 6/10/2010
19. Polar Caps - Haiku 6/10/2010
20. December Wandering 6/10/2010
21. Do Not Write About Nature 6/10/2010
22. Azul 6/10/2010
23. Half Of My Soul 6/10/2010
24. Wednesday’s Dream 6/10/2010
25. A Poets Vigil 6/10/2010
26. Sometimes Said The Pixie 6/10/2010
27. Nine Months After The Dog Died 6/25/2010
28. 2009 6/25/2010
29. Counselor Called In 7/7/2010
30. Northwest Conference 7/7/2010
31. Snow 7/7/2010
32. West Side Station 7/7/2010
33. Betrayed 7/8/2010
34. Questions Of Friendship 7/8/2010
35. Between Best Friends 7/8/2010
36. Apology To Willy 7/9/2010
37. In My Mind I Drive A Prius 6/8/2010
38. Vertigo 6/8/2010
39. A Bout Rimes 6/8/2010
40. A Plea To Fish 6/8/2010
Best Poem of Ariel

The Wind Is A Cat

The Wind is a cat
That prowls at night;
Now in the valley,
Now on the height.
It claws at the clouds,
Till it fringes their silk;
And laps up the dusk
Like a saucer of milk.
Then, under the stars,
Preening its fur,
Curls down for a nap
And purrs and purrs.

(1978)

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A Plea To Fish

Drowning it seems is a slow process
in the unyielding abyss;
I’m breathing the murky ooze.
If I were a fish
I suppose I would feel at home,
a hermit left alone in the constant dark –
but my lover’s lungs
were meant for air perfumed by you.
I cannot smell you here in the Mariana Trench

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