A Poet Is

Photo by Dominik VO via Unsplash : A new poem is out in the world, swimming with elephants! Thank you to Kat Crespin for selecting this poem for the March Weekly Write at Swimming with Elephants Publications. :   A Poet Is : 1. An eel, open-mouthed at the mouth of its burrow, borrowing time... Continue Reading →

Four Nightmares

Photo by Tersius van Rhyn via Unsplash : Delighted to have two of my poems published by The Normal School: A Literary Magazine. The poem below began as a NaPoWriMo exercise, using two other poems' first lines as starting an ending points. My two inspirations were Bête Noire by Catherine Tufariello and sorrows by Lucille Clifton. :... Continue Reading →

Fine, Then

Image courtesy of Alien Covenant   Delighted to have two of my poems published by The Normal School: A Literary Magazine. The one below is a 'revenge' poem, written after receiving three rejections in one day.☺️ I wish it were my standard answer to all life's setbacks! : Fine, Then : No one wants to touch the skin... Continue Reading →

alteration

Photo by Jo Wroten via Unsplash : Thank you to Kate Wright and Mike Robbins at Flyway for accepting two poems for publication. alteration was written years ago, when I was just starting to grow roots into English. Hence the gardening metaphor, perhaps? Hmm. Everything becomes a symbol in hindsight. : alteration : don’t look   ... Continue Reading →

The Wolves and the Crucifix

Keith Haring's wolves : The Wolves and the Crucifix : Based on Keith Haring’s “Suite of Five Prints,”—(“Two Animal Images Falling/Jumping”; “Two Figures with Crucifix”), screenprint on paper, 1982. : The wolves keep coming to my door, they keep coming. Today they hold a cross like a trophy. Ink drips from their paws onto the... Continue Reading →

The Pond

Image courtesy of Solitude Lake Management : The Pond : Writing is like fishing in that silt-choked pond behind your grandfather’s farm, where you knew you were unlikely to catch anything, since there were no fish left, only frogs, and maybe the occasional cottonmouth, which wasn’t something you hoped to reel in, and yet, here... Continue Reading →

Dreaming in Swiss (Again)

Photo by Linus Nylund on Unsplash : Happy to see my March post Dreaming in Swiss appear on the Ruminate Blog today! "For people feeling overwhelmed by life's frantic pace," says the Ruminate website, "a contemplative and imaginative space changes everything. Join our community, and let's practice staying awake together." Check them out. You won't regret it.

On Beauty

Image courtesy of Wikipedia.org : “Beauty like that is strength. […] One could turn the world upside down with beauty like that.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky “The Idiot” This page is dedicated to the work of human spirit: the things that feed our soul, keep us warm, make us grow. A brooding bird will often pluck its... Continue Reading →

Dreaming in Swiss

Pablo Picasso The Dream : To paraphrase the problem of the Taoist philosopher Chuang Tzu, I may be a woman who has dreamed herself a skunk, or a skunk still dreaming she is a woman. ~ Louise Erdrich “The Blue Jay’s Dance” They say you know you've made it in a different language when you start dreaming... Continue Reading →

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