Month: December 2013

Sometimes

Sometimes you are all together. Sometimes you are apart. Sometimes you gather for a holiday. Sometimes you go to work on your own. Sometimes you eat in silence. Sometimes your plate is full with laughter.

Harness Up The Day

Oklahoma has created some stellar poets, to name a few–John Berryman, Joy Harjo, N. Scott Momaday, and Kevin Welch.  Our fly-over state has also produced some first-rate songwriters who have the musical poet strong inside them: Garth Brooks, Roy Clark, Wanda Jackson, Reba McEntire,…

Finding the Place Where

One day the question collides in you, The curve of its newness slick behind Your ear, mimicking that same arc, Teasing you into listening, and this time, To the way the wind whistles around Your neck, the adjustment your feet Make to the undulation…

Flooded Town

Yonkers, Oklahoma, was abandoned and flooded To create Lake Fort Gibson in 1933. Eighty years later, in the scrub oaks of Northern Wagoner County, it remains in Foundation puzzles and a one-room skeleton Of the school where Cherokees and whites Learned together until water…

Poem-Gift Workshop Coming Up!

Originally posted on Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry:
Poem & Journal-Maker at one of Shaun’s workshops Starting in 2014, I am going to be offering some workshops at the museum. They will all be about poetry in some way, and they will give people…

Butch’s Painting

I have not written a Craig’s List poem in a while, a poem wherein I take a strange, sad, semi-literate, or otherwise entertaining ad from that fine website and write a poem to accompany, or perhaps, explain it in some way. I just found…