Tanabata poem 2022: Who needs the moon when we’ve got the stars?

Every year for the last few years, I have written a poem to mark Tanabata. Here is this year’s installment. I know the old saying goes something like that but won’t we always need the moon— the moon that breaks through the clouds while the stars continue to hide? the moon that illuminates the surface [...]

2022 Poetry Marathon, Hour Twelve

Hour twelve, from the image prompt: Ultimately it is the center around which everything revolves slowing quickening sometimes skipping or stuttering but always relentless— from start to finish We may fall out of step or go astray but we always come back Because the drum is everything 17:47, 25 June 2022 The original post is [...]

2022 Poetry Marathon, Hour Eleven

Hour eleven poem, based on the image prompt: Limbs entwined for all to see— a happy tree Photo by Deborah Dalton 16:13, 25 June 2022 The original post is at https://thepoetrymarathon.com/kevinjoconner/2022-poetry-marathon-hour-11 Don’t forget to check out the other poems! Wishes sometimes have consequences is available—order now from your favorite local bookstore! IndieBound search: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=wishes+sometimes+have+consequences If they [...]

2022 Poetry Marathon, Hour Six

Hour six poem, off-prompt: Off prompt and apropos of nothing what happened to the irresistible force and the immovable object after they met? 11:15, 25 June 2022 The original post is at https://thepoetrymarathon.com/kevinjoconner/2022-poetry-marathon-hour-6 Don’t forget to check out the other poems! Wishes sometimes have consequences is available—order now from your favorite local bookstore! IndieBound search: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=wishes+sometimes+have+consequences [...]

2022 Poetry Marathon, Hour Five

Hour five poem, from the prompts: Wine glass— empty Satchel— packed Nail— hammered Space— blocked out Hardback— set aside There’s no time for reading Vines have consumed the oak and strangled its roots Now they’ve come for the castle But the fortress has emptied its occupants taken to the pavement and to the courts, if [...]