Sunday, October 31, 2010

Poem #23-2010

despite your omnipresent ubiquitousness
(redundancy for the redundant)
I marvel:
at your heartiness in Maine winter
at your persistent gatherings
at your fierce social order
at your voracious appetite
(for insects, but most of us don't know that)

For most watchers
thrills are reserved for the uncommon -
cardinal, grosbeak, pileated woodpecker

But I thrill to see you
I thrill to see life lived
and need no comparisons

Such only make me a warmonger

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Life Lines wins Writer's Digest Award!

My friend Charlie's book, Life Lines, has won the poetry category in the 18th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards. That is big news! I hope you'll be persuaded to pick up a copy or two from Amazon.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Poem #22-2010

Been away awhile
Been grooving on skillet time
wavy gravy dishes
What's left
in the cupboard?
Always sumpin
even canned punkin
beats a fine-spirited emptiness
So light a candle
and dig in
Dig dig dig
There has to be one more
bite, else
fade to black