Form poems, Pantoum, Religious

Play with words

Play with words Toy with words and you play with fire Gather memories like moss and kindling Quartz against quartz, ideas friction and spark Wisp of smoke is a portent Gather memories like moss and kindling Focus thought to a pinpoint through the lens of time Wisp of smoke is a portent Soon we will… Continue reading Play with words

Form poems, Pantoum, People, Poetry Friday

pulse

pulse “Music to me is like breathing— I don’t get tired of breathing, I don’t get tired of music” - Ray Charles music is the moon-pull of the blood it snares the heartbeat in hypnotic rhythms of smoky blue jazz it snares the heartbeat with swaying taproots of smokin’ hot jazz while husky voices croon… Continue reading pulse

light, Pantoum, Poetry Friday

Complaint

COMPLAINT Women’s work is never done... The burner rings are caked with overflow. Is there anything to eat? Mom, there are no clean socks. The burner rings are caked with overflow. Is that a spider’s trapeze swaying from the ceiling? Mom, there are no clean socks, and We’re running out of milk. Is that a… Continue reading Complaint

history, Pantoum, People, Poetry Friday

Leah

Leah “…bury me with my fathers…. There they buried Abraham and Sarah…Isaac and Rebekah…and there I buried Leah” - Jacob in Genesis 49:29-31 The morning after Jacob lay with me even my weak eyes saw his anger. When I give him a son he will love me. Even my weak eyes saw his joy at… Continue reading Leah

Form poems, nature, Pantoum

Calendar

Essence of spring drifts from the sticky buds, Robin’s lively lilt now wakes me early. Under the clouds, crocuses clutch a tight bouquet. Humming lawnmowers are summer’s elevator music. Robin’s lively lilt now wakes me early, The smell of sun screen seeps through all my clothes. Humming lawnmowers are summer’s elevator music. Fruit stand has… Continue reading Calendar