A Found Poem – Closing National Poetry Month


  A Found Poem   Flightless wings know very well Authenticity lives in death The song of May reminds us that Mother’s Day is near and a Mother’s fear grows more today Because The Promised Land no longer sows Bluebells in the sunshine Beside the old Trail of Hope Where I used to collect my dreams one by one But despite the awful things That … Continue reading A Found Poem – Closing National Poetry Month

A Poem A Day


A Supermarket in California (An excerpt) by Allen Ginsberg What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I  walked down  the side streets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon. In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went into the Neon fruit  supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations! What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families shopping at night! … Continue reading A Poem A Day

Happy Birthday to the Bard of Stratford upon Avon


“Every year a unique event takes place in Stratford-upon- Avon to mark the birth of the world’s greatest playwright. The Birthday Celebrations are a tradition going back nearly 200 years and are held on the weekend.” His name is William Shakespeare. Sonnet 30 When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a … Continue reading Happy Birthday to the Bard of Stratford upon Avon

Ideas Not!


“Don’t think! Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It is self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy you can’t try to do things; you simply must do them.” – Ray Bradbury   Imagine no ideas Distinguished thinking not allowed divergent thoughts detoured Euridites not accepted Audacity destroyed sublime connections disconnected   imagine no ideas discussions void of mindfulness Einstein who? The Theory of Everything, What on … Continue reading Ideas Not!

Ah Spring! _ A Poem A Day


Pansies stained of crimson and purple a sure sign of nature’s healing power   Sweet peas sing spring a sun kissed lovely flower. Daffodils spread and smiles grow when tulips stand tall and the Ranunculus dazzles us with it’s colors of pastel   clusters of forsythia brighten the afternoon Peonies captivate the senses along with the perfume of gardenias   What a celebration to remind … Continue reading Ah Spring! _ A Poem A Day

The Layers


I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and i am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray. When I look behind, as I am compelled to look before i can gather strength to proceed on my journey, I see the milestones dwindling toward the horizon and the slow fires trailing from … Continue reading The Layers