Tag: life

The Beacon of May

In May, the leaves of the redbud beckon me from the window where I look Out Instead of being Out “Beckon” comes from an Old English word Meaning “beacon.” May is a beacon with its multiple layers Of green and delicate white, Its insistence…

Laying in the Parking Lot at the Low Water Dam Store

The cops were called in because of the report Of a woman “laying in the parking lot At the dam store.” It’s not spoonbill season So the store was not busy, Just one woman supine on the concrete And then one young man trying…

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…

Accessory

I wrote a poem on a piece of a grocery sack today. A few months ago I bought the above two pieces of artwork, or as they are called on the back “wall accessories” at a thrift store. They are both prints from 1972…

The Way

It was in this way, She knew the tree Would fall. It was in this way. Go ahead and believe In what you will. The path made Is the one you chose. It is in this way That a life happens. –Shaun Perkins

April 15 Birthday: Kelly Palmer

–Poem by Kelly Palmer NOTE: In honor of National Poetry Month, each day a person’s birthday will be celebrated with a poem about or by him/her. The poems come from all over the place.