Monthly Archives: September 2019

Provenance of a Small Poem of Mine – With Thanks to Jane Hirschfield and Hanif Abdurraqib

Grief – Three Poems – Dickman, Stone & Inverarity

Grief When grief comes to you as a purple gorilla you must count yourself lucky. You must offer her what’s left of your dinner, the book you were trying to finish you must put aside, and make her a place to sit at the foot of your bed, her eyes moving from the clock to […]

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Three Lake Poems – Wilkinson, Paré and Stafford

LAKE SONG Willow weep, let the lake lap up your green trickled tears. Water, love, lip the hot roots, cradle the leaf; Turn a new moon on your tongue, water, lick the deaf rocks, With silk of your pebble-pitched song, water, wimple the beach; Water, wash over the feet of the summer-bowed trees, Wash age […]

Umbria: Poet as Diviner; Umbria: Write Poetry for Nine Days and Make Books on the Final Day; Umbria: Visit a Town or City Most Days – Umbria: Have Fun – June 21st to 22nd, 2020

THE DIVINER Cut from the green hedge a forked hazel stick That he held tight by the arms of the V: Circling the terrain, hunting the pluck Of water, nervous, but professionally Unfussed. The pluck came sharp as a sting. The rod jerked with precise convulsions, Spring water suddenly broadcasting Through a green hazel its […]

To Go Past the “If Only”! Great Wisdom from a Friend – A New Poem by Heidi Garnett

Footnote to a Letter Sent to a Friend Upon the Death of a Great Man Strange how beautiful when we are diaphanous… —Patrick Lane And I wanted to add he loved you. I hope you know this, really know it in your heart. I say this knowing the fault was also mine for not letting […]