Joyce Chelmo


Joyce Chelmo Poems

1. There’s No Going Home 4/25/2006
2. Resting Place 4/25/2006
3. The Orient 4/25/2006
4. Perfunctory Critic 4/25/2006
5. Untitled 4/27/2006
6. Warm Light & Solace 4/27/2006
7. Ramblings Of A Red Monkey 4/28/2006
8. I’d Make A Lousy Addict 5/3/2006
9. The Dark Horse 5/3/2006
10. Let The Dove Fly 5/3/2006
11. Doe 5/4/2006
12. Fernberg Road 4/18/2006
13. Summer Days In The North Woods 4/18/2006
14. Bridge Of Sighs 4/18/2006
15. Peterson’s Wilderness Cabin 4/18/2006
16. Buck Moon 4/19/2006
17. Crows Gather Whispering 4/19/2006
18. Enfold Me 4/19/2006
19. Ophelia 5/5/2006
20. Something’s On The Wind 5/5/2006
21. That Day 5/6/2006
22. Doe 2 5/7/2006
23. It’s All About Balance 5/7/2006
24. These Hours 5/21/2006
25. A River 4/23/2006
26. Garden Of Seiryoji 5/24/2006
27. Golden 6/26/2006
28. New York Mills, Minnesota 6/26/2006
29. Gathering 4/19/2006
30. Her Pilgrimage 4/20/2006
31. Couldn'T Save Her 4/22/2006
32. Marauder 4/22/2006
33. Daddy, Dance Me 5/7/2006
34. Gloaming Hour 4/23/2006
35. Little Island (Haiku) 5/22/2006
36. Neon Forest 4/18/2006
37. Mosaic 4/28/2006
38. With A Sunset 5/27/2006
39. Another Brief Chat In Pogo 4/30/2006
Best Poem of Joyce Chelmo

With A Sunset

Leaning against the door frame
holding myself,
watching the coral sunset.

I’ve always worshiped the moon.
Jan rarely missed a sunset.

My tears have dried now.
This is the first year
the anniversary of her death
passed without painful recognition.

I thought the heartache
of losing her would never cease.

Now I toast the sunset
with my evening coffee
in remembrance of the little sister
who couldn’t bear to live.

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The Orient

In a place where pale pink
blossoms fall like rain.
Land softly on the heads
of quiet people.

Where Cherry Blossoms
are sacred,
each petal a bridge
between heaven and earth.

Where ancient stone bridges
cross ponds of Lotus flowers.
He teaches English there,
as he learns to quiet
his own spirit.

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