Archive for August, 2015

Friday, August 21st, 2015

I search for something in the writing that moves me in a certain way…… I can go no further than to say that poetry feeds the imagination and prose the emotions, poetry liberates the words from their emotional implications, prose confirms them in it.

 — William Carlos Williams, from Spring and All, 1923

Thursday, August 20th, 2015


Allotment Poem #4

Onions may give you the runaround
But you soon find out who your wife might be

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015


I’ve decided to dedicate the remainder of my life
To writing poems about birds: the kindly kite, the harried hawk,
The sprightly sparrow, the pilgrim plover, the galling gull

The list goes on and on

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015


I’m thinking I might but I don’t think I will and even if I did I don’t think I could do it well and I’m pretty certain I shouldn’t even try so I don’t think I will after all this thinking about it and my mind being all a-fluff & all.

Monday, August 17th, 2015


I come over all overcome with tiredness here the masthead lulls me to slumber I can’t finish this tuna sandwich Oh no! Not tuna! & yes I would love to save the threatened species but I rather think it’s beyond me

Sunday, August 16th, 2015


Ambling out to loafe I hone in to zone in on one of our Starbucks
I have a pocketful of pictures of whales for the staff who I’ve come to
Love for want of a better word though ridicule is a better word

Saturday, August 15th, 2015


Drift and drift I fell asleep at some point during
& you can too. Our are you Toucan You? The bewildering times
Of awakening I didn’t know I didn’t know so much
Having always been, you know, the best at arrogance

Friday, August 14th, 2015


At crack of dawn (it gets later each day it seems)
I fell asleep to attend a stranger’s I don’t know whose wedding feast
With people from my childhood grown not old
But distant and the food was execrable though I did not eat
For I was without appetite and in midst of health concerns —
Well glad I was when alarm did its morning thing

Thursday, August 13th, 2015


Creaky are those
Who attend to the affairs of others
And not their own. Lucius says
His girlfriend’s parents are imbeciles.
But you should see him:
He knows next to nothing about lepidoptery. (I ask you!)

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015


You know the gods are against you when the ice cream catches fire.