Category: Poetry

Post Mortem

Could have been most anything really – there        are innumerable ways for things to get dicey. Is the red line of tetanus tiptoeing toward your heart? Maybe       a golf ball is sailing your way. Could be a bone hiding in your hurried… Continue Reading “Post Mortem”

Geese Flying Over

It’s the middle of January, what are you doing here? I ask this of both myself and the geese as I rise to the shallows of dreaming and break the surface. Oh, right, they’re Canadian. This is south for them, and my own reasons… Continue Reading “Geese Flying Over”

Valentine ~ A Love Letter to V

You’ve lived here for time out of mind, between u and w, given of yourself, yet been grievously overlooked toward the back of the line, fifth-to-last, always in twenty-second place. Without you, no love, no forgiveness, no reverie. No vertigo, velvet, voodoo. Verses, violins,… Continue Reading “Valentine ~ A Love Letter to V”

Peace I Leave With You

May you ever walk in kindness, be it a walk of haste or of leisure – peace I leave with you. If you find gold in the stream may you throw it back – peace I leave with you. May your hands be generous,… Continue Reading “Peace I Leave With You”

This Winter Morning

Reluctance to leave the envelope of bed, reluctance. But the whirring and humming, revving of the mind (faithful engine, reliable horse) harasses the body into obedience, and for good reason. There is wood to cut, snow to shovel, ice to melt, water to boil,… Continue Reading “This Winter Morning”

Plants and Animals

If I were a plant, I might arrive at silence and stillness a little more gracefully.  I might meditate with greater success. If I were a plant, I think you would find that – impossible as it seems – I am both an annual… Continue Reading “Plants and Animals”

Fellow Travelers

There is more than one world.  Turn your attention now, away from the one that is always trying to sell you something, for time is short and you have work to do. Befriend yourself, settle into a homecoming, apprentice yourself to the dear friend… Continue Reading “Fellow Travelers”

Tread Lightly

You’ve been searching a long time now.  Somewhere along the way, you pause.  You begin to notice the intricacies of every texture, the textures of every intricacy. All the magic you overlooked becomes discernible.  How could you have missed it? It is at once… Continue Reading “Tread Lightly”

Service Worker

Service Worker We may not live to see the harvest, gather the bounty, savor the meal, or enjoy the kindly shade of the tree. These may all very well be the province of others. So let us not forget our purpose, overlook the importance… Continue Reading “Service Worker”

Rainforest Alliance

All sales of How To Carry Soup now support the Rainforest Alliance – a meaningful point of connection between the art of poetry and environmental protection. Art matters. Science matters. Earth matters. It matters. “Change the way you carry soup and watch the world… Continue Reading “Rainforest Alliance”

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