Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

two tanka published in Atlas Poetica #20

her strong hands
on the potters’ wheel
creating love
red ochre sienna
from the fires of earth

she weaves
in indigo
meditation of
warp and weft

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Atlas Poetica # 20

cold night
we crash through leaf piles
practicing scales
on a midnight sax

old men stalk
the neon boardwalk
curvy girls
on picture post cards
cotton candy dark

dipped a brush
into the light rainbow
painted stars
all over the street
clouds on every window

Haiga published in hedgerow journal of small poems online

Haiga published in hedgerow a journal of small poems online

Aubade For My Father - Published in Kentucky Review 2014

Aubade For My Father             

you rise in sepia
like sun through empty trees
sycamore ghost

gold words scroll across your aura
I hear them through the camera of your eyes
leather and roses - stained glass and ink

poet who never read poetry
who taught me how to see
the vanishing luminous muse

I echo you back from
borders of namelessness singing
your name in my sleep

when you return
trailing mists of morning
I will know that you are still
a watcher of the dawn