Tag: seasons

This World is Open

We have these stories about the perfect place. That first Biblical story of the land of love and fruit created in the image of the fruit-maker, the lover of all things sensory, all things finite and mortal. Potential blossomed on the vines trailing across…

Spring is Singing and More

One of the best things about living in Oklahoma is that we experience all four seasons. It was wonderful to celebrate spring in poetry, song, fellowship, and folks this weekend at our Spring is Singing event. Our calendar for the year includes events that…

You Will Be Found

If you hide from the snow, you will Be found, not by the conformity of color But by the negation of it. You have lived Long in the cave of steel and wire, Long in the forest of electric hum. It is the day…

April Reeks of Poetry

And then it was April, National Poetry Month. . . . the month of death breeding life, of life kicking off death’s pants, of daffodils and tulips and redbud trees and mockingbirds that sing incessantly, of the cradle endlessly rocking, the day endlessly alive…

Almost, Almost

We wait for the crabgrass and dandelions and wild onion To shuffle aside the fall leaves, our feet crunching What has died, our attention focused on sun and wind, The beauty of not-yet-spring, oh but almost, almost.

Dad’s First Poem

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.” (The Winged Horse). Whatever we used to do…