Lois Read

Rookie - 105 Points (1/17/26 / Chicago, Illinois)

Lois Read Poems

1. Small Packages 9/29/2011
2. Late Light 9/30/2011
3. Making Honey 9/30/2011
4. Tea In Wonderland 9/30/2011
5. The Voice Of The Carpet 9/30/2011
6. Pepper In Chocolate 9/27/2011
7. Threading Through October (A Pantoum) 10/1/2011
8. Blood Tears (A Pantoum) 10/1/2011
9. Elusive Mr. Right 10/2/2011
10. Ant Traps 10/3/2011
11. Last Phase 10/3/2011
12. Acorns 10/10/2011
13. Einstein's Brain 11/23/2011
14. August Noon - A Pantoum 7/11/2012
15. Ode To The Wild Broom 7/11/2012
16. Sandstorm 7/11/2012
17. Silent Scream - A Ghazal 7/11/2012
18. Hibernation - A Ghazal 7/11/2012
19. Jump Rope With Angel Wings - A Ghazal 7/11/2012
20. Too Bad About The Butterfly-A Ghazal 7/11/2012
21. Monet And The Mantis Shrimp 8/5/2012
22. Consider The Ameoba 8/5/2012
23. Love And The Amoeba 8/9/2012
24. Evening Dress In The Afternoon 8/9/2012
25. Red Angel Wings 8/12/2012
26. Black And White World 1/7/2013
27. Purple Quaff 1/7/2013
28. Cloud Watching 1/7/2013
29. In My Next Life 1/7/2013
30. How To Play With An Angel 1/7/2013
31. Beoyond The Realm 1/8/2013
32. Red Bloomers 2/27/2013
33. Sidelined 3/19/2013
34. What Is Love Exactly? 9/13/2013
35. Mowing On Mondays 9/13/2013
36. Whispers 9/13/2013
37. Purple Shorts 2/2/2014
38. Tied With A Square Knot 8/3/2015
39. Prima Ballerina 8/3/2015
40. I'Ve Become A Convert 8/3/2015

Comments about Lois Read

  • William F Dougherty William F Dougherty (7/16/2013 4:13:00 PM)

    The Vibrant Palette of a Poet's Mind, July 16,2013
    By William F. Dougherty (West Hartford, CT United States) - See all my reviews
    (REAL NAME) This review is from: Breathing Color: Poems by Lois Read (Paperback)
    Lois Read's verbal brushwork in Breathing Color, a collection of poems that melds
    visual imagery, allusions to the visual arts, and the singing colors of diverse
    topographical or place poems, evokes the classical concept of ut picture poesis-
    a speaking picture. What radiates from her poems is not merely an impasto of
    description but the pulmonary [spiritual breath of life] processing of coloring vision.

    Like Arachne's singing tapestries, she hangs variegated scenes and topics from the museum
    of her mind- landscapes exhaled as the mood-scapes of her iridescent memory in arresting
    lines like the Easter event in which an angel dabs a paintbrush in liquid sunlight, swipes
    it against the twig-tops next to skunk cabbage: / a chartreuse shout/ in rose-brown woods.
    Wading into Lois Read's gallery of tones and techniques is, as she suggests in Purple
    Shorts, like a swim through raspberry swirls. Or to conclude, knitting diamonds of
    colors into Argyle Socks in Philosophy 101 that profundities do not suit everyone; that
    joy accrues from patterned descendants that found form as I struggled/ To be what I am not.
    Breathing Color is a joy of many hues.

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Best Poem of Lois Read

Do Not Go Gentle (Title From Dylan Thomas)

The lone red
most ordinary tulip
in the front garden
has surprisingly mmorphed
into something new
something exotic

as though it shed its
workday clothes
and donned
a red satin cloak with
black velvet sleeves edged in gold
such as a sultan
or oriental potentate
would wear.

In these, its last days
it stands alone still on
single stem amid spring sprouts
not decorously dropping petals
one be one, but
proudly, with grand hauteur
dispensing alms
to lesser beings,
reciting Dylan Thomas.

Read the full of Do Not Go Gentle (Title From Dylan Thomas)

Pepper In Chocolate

The butterfly is busy
doing its appointed thing,
sipping nectar from the blooms
on the butterfly bush,
natural order underscored.

But what of the maverick-
the butterfly who dares to try
the wildness of the fireweed?

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