Poetry

THIS TIME

      Many things I seem to have done backward as a child I wanted to be older now …

IF I WERE….

    The Cinnamon Peeler Michael Ondaatje If I were a cinnamon peeler I would ride your bed and leave …

WITHOUT

  Another poem by Donald Hall.  Curiously enough, I have never enjoyed enjoyed his earlier poetry.  After he lost his …

AFFIRMATION

A gem by the poet Donald Hall, who lives just one town over from me.  His words, his voice–I never …

THE WORLD I LIVE IN

  I have refused to live locked in the orderly house of reasons and proofs. The world I live in …

DANNY

  Danny was my stepfather.  March 15 marked six years since he died.  He and my mother had been divorced …

I AM IN NEED OF MUSIC

I am in need of music that would flow Over my fretful, feeling finger-tips, Over my bitter-tainted, trembling lips, With …

PROBLEM POEM

I started this two years ago, put it away, and have since dragged it back out to tinker with so …

LOVE SONG

How can I keep my soul in me, so that it doesn’t touch your soul? How can I raise it …

PATIENCE

Patience is wider than one once envisioned, with ribbons of rivers and distant ranges and tasks undertaken and finished with …

DELTA

If you have taken this rubble for my past raking through it for fragments you could sell know that I …

THE JOURNEY BY JAMES WRIGHT

“Anghiari is medieval, a sleeve sloping down A steep hill, suddenly sweeping out To the edge of a cliff, and …

SPRING SNOW

Nearly 17 inches of snow fell yesterday in a much maligned spring snowstorm.  Every now and again I peered out …