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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|

Five Pieces of Advice from Miz Pema Chodron

"Pema here.  I gladly offer this perennial wisdom to you, with wee commentary by Krayna.  May you take all this to heart:"   1.  Pema:  The mundane details of our life eat us up.  Therefore it is important to keep asking ourselves again and again: What is the most important thing?  Since death is certain [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Blog|

November 2017 ~ Ode to the Joyful Ones

"An awake heart is like a sky that pours light."  ~  Hafiz Shield your joyful ones. —from an Anglican prayer That they walk, even stumble, among us is reason to praise them, or protect them—even the sound of a lead slug dropped on a lead plate, even that, for them, is music. Because they bring [...]

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

If You Want To Know Love, Abandon Hope

"Silence is the language of God's Infinite Being.  All else is poor translation."  Rumi Imagine for a moment dropping all your hopes for Love and what it will give you.  Clearly, anything we hope for isn't here presently.  Where does that leave us?  Fixated on an imagined future where we're finally fulfilled.  Consequently, we overlook [...]

By |October 1st, 2017|Blog|

October 2017 ~ Psalm 16

I chose this unrestrained praise-poem to mark the 11th Anniversary of Poem of the Month.  Stephen Mitchell, translator extraordinaire, is true to the spirit of the text, his "sense of the genuine," when he interprets.  Enjoy!  Thank you for sharing in the love of poetry!  May we all rest in this unnamable, perfect love. Unnamable [...]

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