Tuesday evening, January 15,2019 at 9: 10 p.m.
'Your silence will not protect you.'
- Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
"An honest tale speeds best being plainly told."
-Queen Elizabeth speaking in William Shakespeare's RICHARD III
Poems always exist behind poems
whether we realize it or not,
Friday afternoon March 29,2019 at 12: 11 p.m.
It seems natural to sense
something or someone missing,
'I understand what Carolin [Emcke] meant about victims of violence and trauma experiencing solitude.'
- Svetlana Alexievich during an interview on Book tv, C-Span 2, recorded April 25,2005
Friday night March 2,2012; revised Tuesday, May 24,2016
Art comes from everywhere, is beautiful, inspiring,
thoughit can neither sustain nor save us. It need not,
Composed on Tuesday morning, March 13,2012 after watching
Darren Aronofsky's film THE FOUNTAIN
"A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth,
Thursday, November 26,2009;Friday morning, June 30,2017 at 9: 08 a.m.
Written after viewing the film The Constant Gardener, based on the
2001 John le Carre novel by the same title; this poem is dedicated to my
Monday evening, March 25,2019 at 7: 09 p.m.; Sunday morning, March 31 at 9: 20 a.m.
A first spring rain tonight
reminds me of Basho's poem
Monday night, February 18,2019 at 10: 12 p.m.
- for my wife Kim Ryan