Tag: events

The Train to Will Rogers

Today is the birthday of one of the greatest Okies who ever lived. Will Rogers, who was born Nov. 4, 1879, said, “It’s great to be great, but it’s greater to be human.” In honor of Will, here is a poem that I wrote…

The First of May

The verbena comes back, As the wind makes its way Down the same dirt track, In the same sort of day. The fleabane claims the field As the rain makes spring feet In the garden newly tilled Before the summer’s heat.

Merlin at Lessons

He rarely listened to what I taught but that is the way. A true teacher learns early that insisting the student listen is the surest way to uninsure it. I would be deep into Lao Tze’s treatise on warfare, and he would be drawing…

First Friday Art Crawl: Take 2

Last month, I spent the first Friday night in Tulsa’s downtown Brady district, on an art crawl, that involved art galleries, pubs, shops, studios, and much much fun. I’m going for round two, and maybe I will see you down there this time. It…

ROMP Tellabration–This Saturday!!

The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry has had one successful viewing and fundraising event, our Honey Mead Poetry Day, and now we are having another, a ROMP Tellabration. Tellabration is an international storytelling event that takes place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving or somewhere…

Honey, Mead & Poetry Day!

Poets.org put us on its site. Looking forward to a fun day . . . mead, honey, snacks, song, swimming, talking . . . and all wrapped around by poetry. We need yours . . . poetry that is.  Yee haw! DETAILS:   Perkins…