Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

Children All

Children All ~~~~~ All poems are poems for children, Whatever we think they’re about. Children all are born to be poets, Dream alive a mother’s heartbeat. Until they’re lost to ones, naughts. Percussive, staccato rhythms that Write verse about shoulds, oughts, Starve us with the feckless bounty, Our personal flickering blue idols. We, who write, […]

Can You Tell Me?

Can You Tell Me? ~~~~~ How can we in any way feel proud Of the genocide of one people and The enslavement of another people? Both groups represent many tribes. As we all do, though we name them Other, nations, lands, areas or clans. Yet, all of us people before any other Thought, consideration, name, […]

Circle of Joy

Circle of Joy ~~~~~ Beat the log, the tree, Your head, looking For sound and rhythm. Imitate the birds, The beasts you love and fear. Find another sound To join voice and drum. Hold tight the vine. Pluck, drag the bone Across the surface. Find the one That seems to know How to shape the […]

Reach Inside

Reach Inside ~~~~~ The fiddle strings Reach inside me, Find a place they Have always known. As I see The tapping feet The nodding heads I think I’m with Others of which This could be said. It sings in my heart. It hums through My bones and skull, Sending forth other Times and faces. I […]

Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes ~~~~~   What will we find in the future That follows us from the past? Will it bring us sickness or cure; Do you think that it might last? Do we see if we close our eyes, Bright stars sail the heavens? Which ingredients help us rise; Drinks we’ll make with leaven. […]

Any Story

Any Story ~~~~~ Winding down the lane or Winding up the stair. Am I alone in this pursuit for? Is there someone there? Can I see them beside me? Do I believe them far away? Is it faith, a new way to see, Or what all the asses bray? Maybe these two are the same. […]

What to Seek

What to Seek ~~~~~ In a church done in the 1890’s style, I’m told. Should that make me smile, Question all truths I’ve held awhile? Do these questions have any answer; That’ll  matter to another generation? Did I think I’d find my chance here, Hope I would be forgiven all my sin? I don’t believe […]