Every man who has a serviceable soul
Is not whole but contains a chimera
The twin girl child of his earliest youth
Whose emotions live on enveloped.
Year's End 2019
Like us the year had life, was born and dies:
Its immediacy did not exist
Before we were born to sentience -
And all too soon will be dismissed.
For Jane Fonda At 80
When young you were as stunning as the dawn
Red clouds threatening an impending storm
Older you are as lovely as the dusk
Quiet in twilight now the storm has passed.
On The Philosophy Of Life
The news that the American poet John Ashbery
Had died, reminded me that he wrote, apropos
Of the possibility of promulgating a new moral climate
[In the slipstream of counter-culture Haight-Ashbury]:
Kiss Me Kate - Carefully. The Kangaroo
Poets often use many words
To say a simple thing.
It takes thought and time and rhyme
To make a poem sing.
For Montrell Jackson - with Immense Respect