The Names Of Things
to Ray Bradbury, looking back, or forward
the names of things we held in our heart
when alphabets foundered and worlds came apart
A Sparkling Ensued
to my sister, Sharon,
and all her glistening music
go deeper into the woods soothed my pages,
song itself came to the back stairs of the castle
in a drenching rain
like the princess in old fairy stories, refrains
we make useful things: things that won't shatter.
we make useful things, things that Matter.
think of a wave on the sea, I said;
Fare Thee Well: To My Grandfather Milton B. Young
my memory's screen door opens to the stars;
there's my Grandfather in the yard
gazing up at the constellations
Last Minute Christmas Eve 1964
last minute drugstore gifts are best for pure excitement!
someone's sure to want just one more box of
chocolate covered cherries-