Poetry Friday

APRIL 15TH Taxes due, the anniversary of Henry James’s death, & a brilliant sky rinsed of pollen & glare by yesterday’s record rain. From the magnolia in my front yard the Mexican workers who are here to fix the foundation of my house have hung their lunches in grocery bags–they look like large dull light […]

Poetry Friday

SO LONG 1 To conclude—I announce what comes after me; I announce mightier offspring, orators, days, and then, for the present, depart. I remember I said, before my leaves sprang at all, I would raise my voice jocund and strong, with reference to consummations. When America does what was promis’d, When there are plentiful athletic […]

Poetry Friday

TO AUTUMN O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stained With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit Beneath my shady roof; there thou mayst rest, And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe, And all the daughters of the year shall dance! Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers. “The […]

A contribution …

… for National Poetry Day (Thursday, October 7, 2010): AS YET UNTITLED (a work in progress) Composing words of romance, verses as yet unformed. Visions of hair, long, dark and curled, Of laughing Van Morrison eyes. Freckled skin, kissed by the sun, Slender curves, longing to be caressed. A heart, offered freely, given totally, Not […]

Poetry Friday

NOW WINTER NIGHTS ENLARGE Now winter nights enlarge          This number of their hours; And clouds their storms discharge          Upon the airy towers. Let now the chimneys blaze          And cups o’erflow with wine, Let well-tuned words amaze          With harmony divine. Now yellow waxen lights          Shall wait on honey love While youthful […]

It’s pretty amazing …

… when something that could be really, really good sneaks up on you out of nowhere; when old friends re-enter your life, and it’s even better than it was way back when … I’m enjoying this.