Pleasantville (a poem)

Continuing my verbless journey through May… Fire in the trees color, light, heat, ash Symbolism with intent a cocktail of confusion A sea change worlds in flux jazz afternoons blues in the night Fear of knowledge fear of youth Resistance—Pushback—Struggle—Conflict One way or another the inevitable resolution Lessons from the imagination (3 M3ay 2016)

Saturday morning (a poem)

Now back to some regular poeting… The November 29th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to ‘[w]rite a poem that begins with the next thing anyone says to you.’ If nobody else is around, it suggests calling somebody up, or turning on the TV or radio, [...]

Nearly laid low by jazz (a poem)

The October 21st prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, involves writing a poem ‘about feeling dizzy after listening to jazz.’ As it turns out, I was at the Silver Platters store in Northgate yesterday; as I was browsing through the LPs, they put on Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew. [...]

Tokyo interlude (a poem)

The May 13th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to listen to some jazz or classical music, make notes, and "write a poem about something you thought of while you listened." Everything about you is jazz the rhythms of the night the curves [...]