Monday, May 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Blackie our cat has been MIA for ten days, no, for 2 weeks and Quiggly, the brown-grey tabby, missing for a week. Food bowls full of food. This morning, in fresh snow in the yard an animal's track in a single file of paw prints. Only one animal makes a single file paw track like that, a fox. The last time I saw Quiggly I was departing for Carbondale and she rolled over onto her back, stretched out her legs, exposed her belly for a long belly rub from me. She purred her thank you. Pre-dawn snuggles, departing for work, saying grace, bedtime, before the light goes out, or trip departures, may my last touch, be loving.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
When Dante saw Picarda in Paradise he wrote: ond' io a lei 'ne' mirabili aspetti -- vostri resplende non so che divino -- che vi transmuta dai primi concetti. "Something inexpressibly divine shines in your face -- subliming you beyond your image in my memory" In short, dear friend, you are far more beautiful than I remember you.
"Writing was my ticket to true authenticity. . .my way of knowing the world and my relationship to both it and the people I knew in it. Discovering the truth in my poems was both frightening and life enhancing." Sheila Bender in the book, Marry Your Muse.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Dear friend, they say tomatoes ripen in the darkness. As sunlight streams into the kitchen window long legged tomato seedlings arch their back turn their first two leaves to the sun's fire. Arching sunward open mouthed, I swallow sunfire light. These plants green up, leaf out and grow so tall. Blossom. I too turn sunward, open mouthed, swallowing sunfire light. Touch. Taking your hand I will guide you through the darkness. Blossom. In the morning you will shine with sunfire light. Yes, you, illuminating the world.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Today, Mayor Lionel Rivera, at the Colorado Springs City Council meeting, read a proclamation to declare April National Poetry Month in Colorado Springs. If you'd like to read the proclamation, email to me and I will email it back to you. firstname.lastname@example.org.