Sunday Morning Thought

TO WALK BEYOND WHAT WAS KNOWN When we were young we fell in love with the world, named all the plants and animals. We chose to walk away from comfort and ease, to wander where there were no names. That is where we knew ourselves. That is when we became divine. Advertisements

Haircuts and Hipsters, Daffodils, Bicycling, and Wooden Teeth

Fun evening at the launch party for the Spring 2018 issue of Wooden Teeth, George Washington University’s student-run literary journal. I have three poems in the issue: Still Life with Daffodils, Haircuts and Hipsters, and Bicycling Poem #7. The staff were as pleasant in person as they were in e-mails– maybe more so. I can’t … More Haircuts and Hipsters, Daffodils, Bicycling, and Wooden Teeth

Wooden Teeth and Poetry

You gotta love a journal called “Wooden Teeth,” especially when it’s the name of the student-run literary journal at George Washington University. The flyers stating that the journal was accepting submissions caught my eye– not hard, since they were posted everywhere in the stairwell that I take to get to my classroom (I’m an adjunct … More Wooden Teeth and Poetry

A Window in Time

Catching up on February poetry prompts (those for which those of us participating have permission to post outside of the group), here’s the artwork and my poem for February 24. The art is “From Harrison Avenue,” an acrylic on newsprint by Laura Laughlin. A WINDOW IN TIME A walk along the pier, moonlight on the … More A Window in Time

Moon Song

The poem prompt for February 25th in Laura Shovan’s February Daily Poetry Project was Moon Song by artist Lisa Kattenbraker. In addition to the batik below, she has other lovely pieces, all contemporary American batik, that can be found here. MOON SONG To sail on quilted waves through phases of the moon, to know the … More Moon Song