Monday, April 21, 2014

Haiku


Haiku

tulips torn by rain
Bashō waxes nostalgic
month of white flowers


(4/21/2014)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Billy Collins TED Talk: When Does Creativity Start and End?

This blog is less like a blog the more busy I get. So here is a new post, not a poem by me but a cool little TED talk by former U.S. Poet Laureate Bill Collins:

When Does Creativity Start and End?

http://www.npr.org/2012/06/01/153699514/when-does-creativity-start-and-end

I appreciate that question, by the way, and the sentiment that poetry is harder than writing.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mountains


Mountains

Mountains noble blue
and ocean broadly embracing
where waves writhe restlessly
beneath the
silvering sliver moon
mysterious, currents aglow,
I see
out a window, across a deck,
over rooftops, down a slope,
ending in the clarity
that is the fog of my mind.
I sleep soon.
I sleep, and cannot see beyond
myself.
I am by myself,
and much is yet to be revealed.


(10/14/2013)