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April 2018 ~ School Prayer

This “child’s prayer,” an invocation for attentive presence, is an invitation to bow and sow seeds of empathy and wonder, whatever one’s age. In the name of the daybreak and the eyelids of morning and the wayfaring moon and the night when it departs, I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but [...]

By |April 1st, 2018|Poem of the Month|

April 2018 ~ Astounding Spiritual Leaders!

This cartoon requires no commentary, right?  I get it, you get it.  Such simple images, with or even without the title, are so clear, no treatise is required.  Still, there is something I want to say:  exquisite attention by the funny looking man is implied in the drawing.  To what extent do you  meet life [...]

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March 2018 ~ Way Of The Holy Fool: Losing The Plot & Caring Not

“The artist needs to know how to lose the plot– how to not care and how to not know –and how to actually enjoy that freedom and understand what a blessed revitalizing state all of that mess can be.” Michael Leunig, Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. Great quote, right?  Yes, it is, though [...]

By |March 1st, 2018|Blog|

March 2018 ~ A Laying on of Hands (excerpt)

I marvel over the transformation that unfolds in the space of this poem. To fully appreciate the musicality of the poem, read it out loud. i sat up one nite walkin a boardin house screamin/cryin/the ghost of another woman who waz missin what i waz missin i wanted to jump up outta my bones & [...]

By |March 1st, 2018|Poem of the Month|

A Brief Survey of Essential Kisses

  Kissing is certainly not reserved for Valentines only.  Heaven forbid!  So, for Kissy-Poo month, I'm honoring the vast diversity of essential smooches in which human lips have engaged.  As is stated from the outset, this is a Brief Survey and not meant as an exhaustive list.  Certain Kisses are missing (i.e, the Dream Kiss [...]

By |February 1st, 2018|Blog|

February 2018 ~ Topography

Here you go: an erotic love poem that builds beautifully to the last line. Kaboomi!  She nails it.  What a stellar ending! After we flew across the country we got in bed, laid our bodies delicately together, like maps laid face to face, East to West, my San Francisco against your New York, your Fire [...]

By |February 1st, 2018|Poem of the Month|

The Shape of Eternity ~ Reflections on Playgiarism, Love & Found Poetry

The Shape of Eternity is a poem I "found" in a poem by Terrance Hayes.  Allow me to say a bit about found poetry:  this form playfully and intentionally uses existing source material as a departure point for the creation of original work.  Such shameless appropriation of innovations by writers/artists/performers is a generative renewal process [...]

By |January 1st, 2018|Blog|

January 2018 ~ Inside this new love, die

Let's give ourselves to the joy-dance, friends! Let's waste no time dying to this new Love!   Inside this new love, die. Your way begins on the other side. Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape. Walk out like someone suddenly born into color. Do it now. You’re covered with thick cloud. [...]

By |January 1st, 2018|Poem of the Month|

Seeing Beyond Illusions: A Blessing For Clarity

“Sorrow is deep, yet joy is deeper still.” Source unknown One reason I'm so drawn to poetry is because it can bring home the truth of this quote.  Poets have a way of speaking to the dark and the light; to sorrow and joy.  Clear-seeing poets simultaneously urge us to praise the mutilated world.   Some lift [...]

By |December 1st, 2017|Blog|

December 2017 – A Winter Dialogue

        The tender depth of feeling this poet portrays is palpable.  His words touched me deeply. And is this not what we’re really here for?  To touch and be touched? A Winter Dialogue We decide to take a break from the eating, drinking, and arguing — our traditional holiday pastimes — to [...]

By |December 1st, 2017|Poem of the Month|