Biography of Ray Freed
Ray Freed's poems have appeared in journals and periodicals in the US, Canada, and Britain. Books and chapbooks include Sea Animal On Land,1970;
Necessary Lies,1975; Shinnecock Bay,1977; Much Cry Little Wool,1990; Hualalai,1995; The Juggler's Ball,1996; and All Horses Are Flowers,1998. He has given numerous public and private readings of his work, and in Spring 1990 served as Poet-In-Residence at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He lives in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Ray Freed Poems
We'll meet again when this world's tumbling is stilled and your bright curves that tremble me now are mixed with the dust of all things that since time's start have fallen into darkness.
What You Have To Do
you don't have to work all day every day (they want you to) you don't have to work all night (they want you to)
He spotted me getting out of the car at the post office and ran across the parking lot
Bloated cold and blue the body you sailed for fifty two years
These hours on earth are finite son that seem endless to you now they flash like drops of water on hot stone and won't come again.
I want to walk up to you and say the night has legs like blue machines humming,
He spotted me
getting out of the car
at the post office
and ran across the parking lot
could I spare a dollar
for a phone call home
Baltimore Maryland, he said