This little bit
the big, the bad, the bugly,
before the stories
blossom like buckthorn,
brambles, and burdock,
before the bark, the bite,
the braggadocio, before
the bitchin’ blonde britches
this little bit
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Anusara, Ashtanga, Bikram, Hatha,
Gentle, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Kripalu,
Kundalini, Prenatal, Restorative,
Sivananda, Tantra Yoga, Viniyoga,
Laughter Yoga, Jana, Raja, Aero Yoga,
Acro Yoga, Goat Yoga, Beer Yoga,
and others, too numerous, undoubtedly.
(Sorry if I missed any style that YOU
have experi [...]
A Prayer Poem for Lydia Ramona
Dear Lydia and Ramona. Left and right.
Thank you for the time you spent with us.
We will wonder briefly about your trip home
and then, no more. You arrived. You left.
We are blessed.
With loving fingers we rub a magic oil lamp;
a loving kindness meditation of lemongrass,
frankincense, and lavender. The lessons [...]
Frog Jelly Soup
Afraid she might jump,
in escalating temperatures,
a frog boils slowly,
consommé in the pot
in the basting, simmering,
and frequent stirring of an
ongoing accident tragedy,
Can’t. Actually. Look. Away.
the parenting, modeling, whatever,
sweet meat falling off the bones,
bones chucked out in to
the compost heap
spare th [...]
As of Friday, 1/26/18, Cloud Fishing is in the Cudahy Family Library
and in the CountyCat MCFLS system.
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Sometimes, the very nature that abhors a vacuum,
hands us a broom and dust pan …
to sweep together the ingredients; the strands of platinum blonde, doggy hair everywhere, scraps of satin, flannel, ripped denim feathers, leathers, gold and glitter, laying out in patterns and mannerisms, [...]
Here’s a Sunday rough cover of another forty-plus poems available fast as it can happen.
If there was an introduction it might go like this:
Critics and Historians: Process, Product and Perfection
I treasured the Bob Dylan Basement Tapes perhaps because I was spending time with my brother. We shared a few albums together. As young adult [...]
Cloud Fishing: My fifth book in four years. Poetry this time.
Audio book version coming soon-ish.
There is not much to the ‘Peek Inside’ feature on Amazon. You could read much of the recent right here in the Poetry Category on this very blog.
I’m ghosted up river
the mine is shut down
the big and small nuggets
chucked off into town
standing knee deep
in an old cold stream
day light and star bright
all the same dream
Sifting and shaking
the old gold pan
got the gold fever
in the wrist and the hand
wading and washing
the heart and the ache
waiting a [...]
Star Seed Blossoms
In the valleys of the
Slower Branch Ranch
we cultivate compassion,
grow hope, germinate joy
seed, stalk, leaf, and root,
bud, blossom, flower, fruit
in digging that dirt
and kissing the breeze
we watch in amazement
as the stars seed the fields
here now, me the feeder,
you the eater,
it works both ways sim [...]