Poetry: Midnight Sledding

Poetry

Midnight Sledding             (December 31, 2009) A last December sled down Grandpa’s hill, Surprised to see beneath a bright blue moon, A seldom second…

Poetry: A Promising Stone

Poetry

A Promising Stone I cannot afford you flawless. To boast this stone so seeming smooth Glitters in grace through cracks and cuts And faults…

Poetry 180 (Billy Collins, 2003)

Books / Poetry

Poetry 180 While Billy Collins was United States Poet Laureate, he launched a series of efforts to bring poetry into the lives of ordinary…

Poetry: Stretching

Poetry

I’ve been working on doing the splits both ways side splits and scissor splits I started Friday and now it’s Wednesday and I think…

Poetry: A Constellation

Poetry

Faithfully shining this fam’ly of stars Patiently pointing in radiant song Wheeling in motion to music they sing The love in the law of…

Poetry: Advent Reflection

Poetry

Advent Reflection It is said, the end of a thing is in the beginning. There were angels in both places: at first they frightened…

Poetry: Awakenings

Poetry

The sky held a smokelike hue as the simmering substance of fire began to arise, sculpting away vagueness, uncloaking ambiguities, gathering the world to…

Poetry: Belly Gunner

Culture / Poetry

Belly Gunner My father’s father flew beneath the mass And sweating steel of allied bomber wings Defending stranger friends both now and past Hunched…

Poetry: A Good Hike

Culture / Poetry

A Good Hike We hike with him a rough and unmarked trail, A park for all ordained as common ground, Our father, boots laced,…

Poetry: Moon and Rain

Poetry

Moon Bloated and precise, a fat circle swollen in its roundness, glowing as if gorged on stars. A hypocrite, acting as if inherently luminous,…