Category Archives: Poetry

Winterish


Winterish   After last night’s blizzard, the cement Chinese scholar—who meditates on a makeshift pedestal in our garden’s southwest corner—has suffered a storm-change into something rich and strange. Atop his modest Buddhist curls, he now wears a proud bishop’s miter of … Continue reading

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George Herbert’s “Prayer I”


PRAYER (I) PRAYER the Churches’ banquet, Angels’ age, God’s breath in man returning to his birth, The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage, The Christian plummet sounding heav’n and earth; Engine against th’ Almightie, sinner’s towre, Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear, … Continue reading

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Everything Is Normal Now


Everything Is Normal Now September 2002 See the jet streaking across Manhattan’s melancholia? Doesn’t it spice the end-of-day sky with a pinch of fear?  Who’s behind or inside that silver bullet?  Picture, instead, a giant magic marker inscribing a vapor … Continue reading

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September Revolution


September Revolution Summer’s tyrants quail in their tanning booths. King Mosquito; Herr General Barbeque; the Lords of Scorch & Thunder—all slink away as Evening’s rebels muster at the Equinox. Monarchs in panicked caravans flee south across the border into fall, … Continue reading

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A Feeling That Begins With “G”


A Feeling That Begins With G Sometimes, it jumps you like a lioness that crouches in the dumb-struck grass.  Sometimes, far-off, you’ll see it charging like a rogue bull elephant that leaves a random mess of death behind.  Like dogged … Continue reading

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