My daughter's taught me
A lot about humanity,
This mortal coil that holds us all,
Her small hand that touches mine... more »
It is nice to watch them
Much as one might observe
Deer feeding undisturbed.
Just the every day significance of little things... more »
I encourage all I meet
who tell me of their poems
that if they want to publish
in that terrible ring called poetry... more »
Reading the poet Sandra Fowler
The phone is quiet
Daughter and wife sleep
Clack of the keyboard... more »
The tides that ebb and flow
And marbled lights on broken roads
The warmth of poetry within... more »
Friendships costs are many but the greatest pain is
discovery of friend as counterfeit: lover, wife, acquaintance,
class mate, colleague - it matters not
made of convenience, self, organizational ...... more »
If 1912 is the date he burned his boats
Then three poem dates I find of interest
1915 - The Road Not Taken
1920 - Fire and Ice... more »
In Texas God once turned a street to gold
and as an after thought - stretched soft textured air across a continent -
so subtle was the miracle that no one noticed.... more »
My red neck friends disdain her
Or hold her in open contempt
But she has given us a truth in a land of cities
It takes a village to raise a child.... more »
Keep it simple
So the past can find you
The love you lacked the courage to love
The one who was kind... more »
1. He wants death.
2. He wants death.
3. He wants death.
4. He wants death.... more »
'Through the divinity of themselves shall the kosmos and the new breed of poets be interpreters of men and women and of all events and things. They shall find their inspiration in real objects to-day, symptoms of the past and future....They shall not deign to defend immortality or God or the perfection of things or liberty or the exquisite beauty and reality of the soul. They shall arise in America and be responded to from the remainder of the earth.'
Quoted from 'The Harvard Classics' edited by Charles W, Eliot copyright of 1938 by P. F. Collier & Son Corporation 'Prefaces and ...
This 4th the French may not be popular
This nation that helped to sanctify the 4th
Yet our crowd feels their influence
In sound and sight spectacular
Where even sea creatures do the bidding to delight.
If those rough hewn men could see their seed
With two centuries plus of growth
They too would respond with even greater shock and awe