Lillian Susan Thomas


Lillian Susan Thomas Poems

81. Haiku #15 5/25/2009
82. Senryu Series Ii: Winter Blues 4/11/2009
83. 'I Watch My Baby Slumber...' 5/1/2009
84. Tryst On The Golf Course 4/10/2009
85. Haiku #10 5/14/2009
86. *scissor-Tailed Flycatcher 7/8/2009
87. Wrestling 5/22/2009
88. The Lost Language 4/10/2009
89. Fish Or Cut Bait 4/10/2009
90. Senryu 4 (Dandelion Fields) 4/28/2009
91. *we Fit Together 9/19/2009
92. *threads Of Light 8/17/2009
93. *the Sacred And The Profane 8/4/2009
94. *tanka 5: Hair Loss 6/30/2009
95. *tanka 1: Standing Under Pine 6/17/2009
96. Chameleon 4/16/2009
97. *tanka 21: Hard Downpour 11/13/2009
98. *the Eagle's Scream 11/22/2009
99. *no Escape 9/25/2009
100. *jesse At The Riverside Club 10/9/2009
101. *snails Walk Out Of Their Shells 8/6/2009
102. *haiku #32 8/25/2009
103. *where Have You Gone, My Brother? 8/30/2009
104. *senior Moments 9/9/2009
105. *haiku Series Vii: Snow Erases 9/9/2009
106. *tanka 17: Dark Clouds 8/30/2009
107. *my Daughter, My Spirit-Self 10/16/2009
108. *vigil For Bishop Oscar Romero In San Antonio 8/8/2009
109. *learning From Wildflowers 8/8/2009
110. I Miss Love 4/10/2009
111. *shimmering Heat 10/30/2009
112. *poets Stay At Home 12/24/2009
113. *puente 1: Snow Erases 2/16/2010
114. Tanka 13: Pretend To Sleep 8/19/2009
115. *quiet Ownership Of Wildlife 4/16/2009
116. Against The Current 4/17/2009
117. *senryu 5 5/22/2009
118. *the Fence Is Left To Morning Glories... 7/7/2009
119. *tanka 18: Full Moon 9/21/2009
120. *potters' Hands (Revised) 8/7/2009
Best Poem of Lillian Susan Thomas

*beauty Of Imperfection

Hard shelled,
Smoothed by many currents, many tides,
Buffing it with all that sand
As waves cycle through,
A cool fleshy lump of life
Lifts a finger
To get the weather report
On the motion of the seas;
Lifts a hand to grab morsels
From the smorgasbord passing by.
And deep within the briny, sweet pulp
A tiny blemish enters,
Creating a dimple
In its silken, delicate skin.
And that seed of sand -
Like the pea under the princess's mattress -
The oyster worries,
Turning and turning it,
Bathing it in tears,
Coating it with slime, ...

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Fish Or Cut Bait

I am trying to let go of you,
But it is you who have me -
Hook, line and sinker.

I plunged into love
In a smooth arc -
Like a fish out of water -
Gulping in blue sky.
I heave on the thick air,

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