Month: October 2013

Enter Reaching

Red. Yellow. Green. Hint of blush and falling leaf, Necessary as bread, sweetness of life lived Out of time and in the stolen, hidden moments We forget even as we breathe them in. Red. Yellow. Green. You see them from a distance In the…

You Will Be Found

If you hide from the snow, you will Be found, not by the conformity of color But by the negation of it. You have lived Long in the cave of steel and wire, Long in the forest of electric hum. It is the day…

Story-Poems: Which Do You Like?

What are your earliest poetry memories? Mine seem to revolve around narrative poems. I particularly remember reading Longfellow’s “Evangeline” in junior high and getting to actually illustrate parts of it. I remember drawing Evangeline and thinking the situations in that very long poem were…

On the Web & Coming to an NPR Station Near You

The radio show State of the ReUnion visited the museum back in August as part of a story about Tulsa. Listen to their story about us (it’s about 4 minutes) and watch the slide show of photos taken during their visit. You can also…

Recent Poetry Machines

POETIC FORTUNE MACHINE For the price of a measly quarter, you can have a beautiful poetic fortune–a couplet that will set you on the path to riotuous living and harmony or debauchery and ditch-sleeping, whichever you prefer. But wait, there’s more . . ….

Nuisance

for Ken The burn pile is full of branches You wrested from a neglected arbor. They will light the November sky When we find the perfect chilly night.