Tag: nature

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…

Tin Can Drum Contest

As part of the celebration of the fall season, the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry will have a Tin Can Poem Drum Contest. Make a drum from a tin can and come drum it in a rhythm circle at Autumn Movement with us! Bring…

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

$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,…

438 Poetry Patrol: Spoon

Stainless approaching the ditch, not in it, not in the road, that nowhere land of fried grass and pancaked beer cans. Oh spoon, who dropped you? Why? You are a good spoon, great ice cream scooping size, perfect for hearty Rice Krispies and Cheerios…

Poetry has no part in society

A friend of a Facebook friend (neither of whom I know personally) posted this today: I feel like poetry has no part in society. We never use poetry in our lives but sometimes it is fun to read. I feel like if poetry doesn’t…