Tag: friendship

Forget Me Not: Autograph Book Exhibit

  This summer I will be replacing the Marginalia exhibit in the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry with one on Poetry in Autograph Books. I think finding poetry-worthy marginalia in old books was kind of a singular phenomenon, meaning, I am crazier about such…

Pulling Away

Talk to me. But better yet, Talk to yourself. Listen To the words your body Resists and just wait, Let the syllables rest In your armpits and nostrils And in the webby secrets Between your fingers. Wait

Strange Beauty

for Lea, 9-9-1962 to 8-30-2012 It is late October, and a red rose bush Is blooming on the south side of her house, In that best place for the light. I remember How she could draw a flower When we were in high school,…

Persimmons

Between the dams, I get off my bicycle At the orange splotches alongside the road. Their fruit print pattern an indication of this . . . It is autumn and time to taste the smoky Sweet juice, the fruit darkened almost to brown And…

Poem in a Minute

One of my occasional gigs is taking my Montgomery Ward typewriter to a festival or conference and setting up to write poems in a minute. You give me three words, and I will make a poem for you with them in it.  Today, I am snowed…