Tag: New and Old Poems

three poems

mid-October
green and gold hosta leaves
by the ash tree stump

today

rose-colored
carnation

broken somehow
from the large
bouquet

floats by itself
in a cup with
pheasant pictures

September 19, 2014

slowing down
even more . . .
wild turkeys
cross a country road
in peace

October 21, 2013

grey Monday

grey Monday
a few more poems
read from a book
ordered awhile ago

Each week, I try to read many poets and poems. Different places and times, forms and styles of poetry. Then I write from simple daily life. The poetry is always present, and some images become short poems.

And an older poem:

Contrasts

cold winds in predawn hours
gentle music and a cup of coffee
stir-fried vegetables in olive oil

Autumn so swift this year
time now for a long project or two
let the days grow short, read and rest

clouds hover over small space for sun
wear a bright sweater, look at the gold leaves
store it all for a winter of faith

October 11, 2012

October morning

October morning
too cold today
for an open window

I remember this poem:

cooler weather and strong winds
all the leaves falling and we see the shapes of trees
light streams into the house as the sun moves south
red geraniums still bloom
October turns to face November

October 15, 2011