Where Does Today Find You?

Waking up to a world of delight? Or caught in ditches of sorrows? Do you look to the future with hopeful eyes Or gaze at endless tomorrows? Edging close to where the ground ends, The place where we take to our wings? Or shuffling along, in deepening gloom, As a heavenly chorus sings? Wherever light … Continue reading Where Does Today Find You?

Playing Games

Beware of sidewalks Most especially the cracks Be wary of strangers And don't cross the tracks   And so we play with shadows Fractions of a heart Playing games with secrets Until we break apart.   Could things be different If we turned grown? Instead of splintered fragments, Fully loved and fully known?   Copyright … Continue reading Playing Games

Spotlight Saturday #18: Must You Write Poetry or Prose?

I try to give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories and artwork that I want to use my online space, once a week, to share something you might otherwise miss. To see last week’s … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #18: Must You Write Poetry or Prose?

Book Review: Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin

Description from Goodreads: 'Poets like to elude their public, lead them a bit of a dance. They take them down untrodden paths, land them in unknown country where they have to ask for directions.' In this personal anthology, Alan Bennett has chosen over a hundred poems by six well-loved poets, discussing the writers and their … Continue reading Book Review: Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin

Spotlight Saturday #17: Starting Over

I try to give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories and artwork that I want to use my online space, once a week, to share something you might otherwise miss. To see last week’s … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #17: Starting Over

I Knit September into Your Scarf

I knit September into your scarf, The cool nights, the warm days. The sun over my shoulder Dancing through the leaves.   I knit September into your scarf, The school bells, the rainstorms, The wind sending down torrents Of needles like hail.   I knit September into your scarf, The harvest moon, the perfect sunshine, … Continue reading I Knit September into Your Scarf

Spotlight Saturday #16: Taking Wing

I try to give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories and artwork that I want to use my online space, once a week, to share something you might otherwise miss. To see last week’s … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #16: Taking Wing

Do You See Hate in Shades of White?

I never felt  That my life mattered more Or that I was better than you. When I met you, I didn't feel pride or anger, Disdain or contempt. I was mostly...just curious. And I still want to understand How you see the world, What ways we are different And yet the same. But lately, voices … Continue reading Do You See Hate in Shades of White?

Spotlight Saturday #13: “The Tide”

I give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories and artwork that I want to use my online space, once a week, to share something you might otherwise miss. To see last week's episode, click … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #13: “The Tide”