Born To Die
Black ant on my bathroom sink
Its light no longer blinks.
Squirrel flattened victim of the tread
It’s light has since long fled.... more »
Bread Of Life
BREAD OF LIFE
flour and water (Where can we meet?)
Rising with yeast (Shall we dance?)... more »
Bricks And Words/Sticks And Stones
If words were bricks
would we wonder sometimes
where we set them down;
How we pile them up?... more »
Butterflies are beautiful creatures
with amazing features
but they fly so erratically
one wonders if they’re learning how to fly.... more »
C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis knew all about Narnia,
a country somewhere beyond Sylvania.
There’s only one way to get there.
You have to hide in a wardrobe and scratch your hair.... more »
Cast Of Characters (I)
The Old Lady who lived in the shoe never had any
even though they cost only a penny.
You can always see her big, fat toes
no matter where it is she goes.... more »
Cast Of Characters (Ii)
Mother Goose liked to talk.
With her children she took a walk,
Went to the country store,
Bought some candy and talked some more.... more »
Cast Of Characters (Iii)
Snow White was not a happy girl all the time
Living with those seven dwarfs who worked in a mine.
She had to wash all the dirty clothes they wore
And couldn’t sleep nights when she heard them snore.... more »
Can a cat catch cold? Certain cats certainly can. Clumsy cats can. Can a cow chew their cud? Cows can certainly chew the cud. Can a cowardly crow caw? A cat can’t cow or cackle like a chicken or cock. Cowardly crows can caw but not cluck like a chicken can. A cheetah is a cunning cat and certainly can catch cold, a crow, cunning cats and certain canines. Call a cat and the cat comes. The cat circles, curls and canoodles. Cheetahs can’t canoodle.
As the cock crowed, a cunning cat climbed into a cave, crawled, circled and calmly curled in a close-knit clump.... more »
Who would think
that a chair could be so human
with arms to hold
and legs so bold... more »
Che Bella Vista
Frothy clouds swimming in
Eyebrowing the cresting hill
One last surge splintering
Like sheep fleeing wolves... more »
Cheesy Moon (Ghazal)
Look up and gaze at craters on the cheesy moon.
A cow, a spoon jumping over the cheesy moon.
Opening the refrigerator, what cheese now?... more »
spreading the angel hair
......placing the star... more »
Cleaning My Empty Room
I didn’t know this empty room was so full
Until I began to clean its mess of emptiness.
Vacant houses in corner webs,... more »
What color do you see
or is it what you believe?
I see a horse blue... more »
I must confess a certain ambivalence
concerning my intentions, when clearly,
I do not vision the connection between
my “place of agency” and my inner spaces.... more »
by the lake
layers of sun... more »
Cranes For Peace*
In Memoriam, April 16,2007
33,000... more »
(inspired by John Latham's art)
Today was my creative phase.
Carved a space out of my room.... more »
Cutting A Poem
time to cut the grass
harvest another poem
whirling blade, whirling thoughts
helicopter gunships hurled in Shakespear’s spheres... more »
We all must learn to dance the danse macabre
Dance our wishes, dance in constant revolution
It all began with the apple and the arbre... more »
Dawn To Dusk
hurling into the universe
magazines of starry galaxies... more »
Day Of Reckoning
The sun scrambles over the hills
taking census of all its kingdom creatures,
holding them in its grasp
pillaging every forest tree... more »
Day's End/Ende Des Tages
The day is done
and it's been fun.
Down goes the sun
and one by one... more »
What is it with this deceit:... more »