A poem from 1992

I did not write anything yesterday; today is still up for grabs. Meanwhile, I re-discovered a couple (okay, four) poems I wrote in 1992, while I was still living in Tokyo. This particular poem would appear to be concerned with the subway. The girl with the brown teeth and skin condition takes another drag from [...]

80–90–92 (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano is to write a poem about a decade. I never quite succumbed to the neon checkerboard or the twice-teased hair The music was as far as I could go Even then, I travelled just off the beaten bath towards Japan and the bush of ghosts with [...]

‘Dear Monday…’ e-book available!

‘Dear Monday…’, my collection of love notes to the days of the week, is available in e-book form from Smashwords (ePub/Kindle) and Amazon Kindle. The Smashwords edition will also be available from iTunes and Barnes & Noble’s Nook store. The Amazon Kindle edition is available from Amazon in the US, the UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 17: A late autumn evening in 1982 (a poem)

For Day 17, I went with the Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt, which was to write a swing poem… Relax and swing sway back and forth in the dark Close my eyes feel the music pure sensation There’s nothing more than this only the dark the music and me (17 April 2015)

Flashback: The Official Lenn Tapes—Japan Survival Series (Summer 1985)

A "Larger than life itself…" Ringo Starr – "Oh My My" (Apple) Rod Stewart – "Dock of the Bay" (from Motown Returns to the Apollo) Go West – "Call Me" (Chrysalis) The Human League – "Fascination (extended remix)" (A&M) The Style Council – "The Lodgers (or She Was Only a Shopkeeper's Daughter)" (Polydor) Phil Collins [...]

The first day of something new (a poem)

The August 15th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, commemorates the opening of the Woodstock Festival on this day back in 1969. It suggests listening to the music of any of the performers appearing that weekend, then writing a poem based on one or more [...]