Month: March 2015

A Winter Dream of Spring

Originally posted on Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry:
Let’s get lost in a ditch where the hoary bindweed grows, where the sun is at half-mast and the wind won’t reach our toes. Let’s pretend it is forever spring And the May apples call to…

Here’s Your Poem

POEM LIFE premieres this Saturday night, March 21, at the VFW in Locust Grove. Here is another post about something you will experience in the show–the chance to have a personalized poem composed on the spot and taken home with you. If you follow…

Brother

He had meningitis as a baby And almost died. It came With horrible headaches That he relieved by lying In bed and rolling his head Back and forth and repeating Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh Until he fell asleep. As children,…

$1.00 a Song

During my POEM LIFE show, there will be a segment (a crime) where I offer up a series of poems that are reinterpretations of the Psyche and Eros myth. One of the poems in the cycle is called “The Return,” and in the show,…

Handmail

This is the 2nd post about a snippet from my one-woman poetry show POEM LIFE which premieres on Mar. 21. One segment of the show describes the crime of Receiving Stolen Goods. Part of the segment includes a poem about my cousin. She used…

Dad’s First Poem

Originally posted on Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry:
Once upon a time, without poetry, people were unable “to sow wheat or barley, go out to sea in a ship, make their gods hear them, get well if they were sick, or fight their enemies.”…