• A Story Of War

    A Story of War
    Larry Smith

    My grandson and I visit the history museum.... more »

  • Blossomings

    for Zoe Miranda and Alyssa Ann

    As I gaze into the faces
    of our new granddaughters... more »

  • Fishing The Lake

    What we came for, and what arrives.

    My grandson and I walk out the pier
    all the way to the lighthouse,... more »

  • Late Afternoon In The Nursingh Home

    LATE AFTERNOON AT THE NURSING HOME

    We sit near the window whiling the hours
    out of the day, till she tells us, “I want to... more »

  • Milltown Resurection

    MILLTOWN RESURECTION

    I park before the old hardware store
    stare into the darkness.... more »

  • New Breath

    My wife agrees to babysit overnight
    our new granddaughter—Zoe Miranda.
    “They need some time alone, ” she says,
    and I think aloud “And so do we.”... more »

  • Pulling Wild Thistle

    We work for hours
    at my son’s house
    trimming grass, pulling weeds.
    The thistle are taller... more »

  • Spreading The Word

    Driving to a poetry read at night
    through Ohio’s frosted fields
    we talk our way there
    past the dark prison in Mansfield... more »

  • Tu Fu Counts His Blessings

    Sparrows gather in the back yard
    and sit on the fence posts
    without any necks. Last summer
    we fed them sunflower seeds.... more »

  • Winter Morning

    Fresh snow on the ground
    beneath the bird feeders
    tilting in the wind
    soft light before dawn.... more »