Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Repetition By Kay Ryan

Trying to walk
the same way
to the same
store takes
high-wire balance:
each step not
exactly as
before risks
chasms of
flatness. One
tumble alone
and nothing
happens, Few
are the willing
and few
the champions!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Days REview in California

Computer, camera,
Cash, drivers license, photo ID,
soap, shampoo, tissue.
Paper, pen, notebook,
math, poetry, maps, GPS, glasses,
rented car, booked tickets.
Watches, cell phones,
a bagful of items needy,
hope, thoughts, satisfactions.
Standford university,
university of California at Berkeley,
golden gate bridge.
best western,
northwestern university from Illinois
purple tigers, beaches.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Peace of Wild Things By Wendall Berry

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water,
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Morning Rush by Gail McCoig Blanton

Let me bustle gently, Lord,
Let me carefully careen,
and not disrupt my family,
around, below, and between,
Let me be efficient, yes,
but not a mad machine.
Let me panic quietly,
When I see the clock's caprice,
and send them off with tender touch
that wipes away the hustle grease.
Let me bustle gently, lord;
Let me always keep your peace.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tanka 5 7 5 7 7

The downside of life
is never really useless,
try to start from there,
otherwise, you may fall deeper,
deeper, until you're drowned.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Wholesome Food Highlighted Then!


Pancakes, skim milk,
Sausages, bacon, meal fed,
wholesome diets, lose weight.
Beef, pork, chicken wings,
Apples, pears, ripe bananas,
rice, bread, Balanced Choice.
microwave, fast fix,
supermarkets, handy stops,
Traffics, active creeks.
Reindeer, cats, woody,
Fish, boats, nets, air jet carriers,
Red, wet, and scary.

Hyde Park Thursday Poets Rally Week 76: October 31-November 7, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Rain By Jianice Shine Yeepimo


In the threatening darkness of the sky;
As of a disappointed lover's sigh;
Comes the Rain.
In the gentle touch of water from above,
As of the memory of unrequited love;
Comes the Rain.
In the soft quickening of its patter;
As of the remembrance of the latter;
Comes the Rain.
In the shower from an open sky;
As of blessings from on high;
Comes the rain.

In the torrent of angel's tears,
As of the washing of past fears;
Comes the Rain.
In the quiet aftermath taken whole;
As of the baptism of one's soul;
Came The Rain. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Joy of Home Cooking


Add ingredients in,
Make sure the receipt is fair,
Put on a happy chin,
Mix, press, and stir,
Have two sheets of foil
and lay them flat on the pan,
Wait until the water begins to boil,
then set your oven in proper position,
cook your noodle soup
while have your cookies baked then,
Clean your oven
and enjoy your favorite cooking.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ecstasies By Margaret B. Henion

Oh, to be transported
out of one's self
into the souls
of the masters,
where all of life
and death
are visions
of beautiful music.
No beginning,
No end,
Only everlasting,
Glorious release!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Chasing The Rainbow Poetry Forms


Hyde Park Thursday Poets Rally Week 74 (October 4 -October 10)

II: Quintet

Such joy to build a fire of love within,
To burst to smoke, to touch the inner core,
Not thinking of gain or hunger of spring rain,
and comprehension adds coal to existing charmin,
What unsinkable rages of being in Satan's Law.

III. Couplet

To whom it cares, let's respect our differences,
For if we don't, sameness ruins wholesome choices.