Tag Archives: Sam Hamill

Celebrating Death in Life – A Poem by Sam Hamill

The Orchid Flower Just as I wonder whether it’s going to die, the orchid blossoms and I can’t explain why it moves my heart, why such pleasure comes from one small bud on a long spindly stem, one blood red gold flower opening at mid-summer, tiny, perfect in its hour. Even to a white- haired […]

Saved by Poetry – Sam Hamill, Poet, Editor, Publisher (1943-April 14th, 2018)

Blasphemy For Sam Hamill Let the blasphemy be spoken: poetry can save us, not the way a fisherman pulls the drowning swimmer into his boat, not the way Jesus, between screams, promised life everlasting to the thief crucified beside him on the hill, but salvation nevertheless. Somewhere a convict sobs into a book of poems […]

The Bigness of Small Poems – #39 in a Series – Five Disorienting Wisdom Poems!

Happiness I saw a bee settle on a rose petal. It sipped, and off it flew. All in all, happiness, too, is something little. Trilussa (aka Carlo Alberto Salustri 1871-1950), ed. Geoffrey Brock, trans. John Dowd from FSG Book of 20th Century Italian Poetry, FSG, 2012 Discovered to my shock I never posted this a few […]