A night at the coffee shop (a poem)

An ekphrastic poem, written in shadorma form, inspired by Peter Juvonen’s The Jester’s Dream. On a night filled with dice and wine the jester scans the room for friendly faces amidst checkerboard parquet But all eyes look in sideways glance where maybe hides answers in disguise as cabernet and party people In a room of empty faces the [...]

‘…and the tea’ (a poem)

An ekphrastic poem, inspired by Peter Juvonen’s painting Tea in the Conservatory and the Pet Shop Boys movie It Couldn’t Happen Here. I’m reminded of the line about a world in which there are no teacups Sometimes it feels that way for real except that we are here at a party of pointed remarks and empty spoons Instead [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #21 (21 April 2013)

Ignored today's prompt, which involved "re-writing" a poem called "Lines for the Fortune Cookies". Not so interested in that. Instead, I leave you with a brief impression from a function I attended last night that apparently did not get going until well after I'd left and turned in for the night… The music seemed to [...]