Poetry is sustenance and connection; meat and meet. Poetry has the power to illuminate the human condition. To bond crafted words and considered ideas, and, most importantly perhaps, create relationships between people.
This is my pain, this is my beauty – I share it with you, and I connect with you through your pain, your beauty. Poetry is wings. It takes us from one place to another. It takes us to places we might not normally go. Poetry helps us feel less alone.
I have been reading poetry almost my whole life. Writing it for more than four decades. Poetry is the way that I make meaning. My published books are offerings of the mind and the heart.
Welcome to a place where you can read good poetry, find new book recommendations, and learn more about how to write your own pain, write own your beauty.
From the notebook…..
- SpindriftMay I admit to a great howling wind inside my mind, scouring and scouring? Every handhold, every rough surface polished like the glassiest ice. An unnavigable glare. * To crouch … Continued
- The big conversation that the world is havingThe big conversation that the world is having. Human voices are only the tiniest part of it. Zipper of crow flight against the white blank sky. Syllables of sea birds … Continued
- Listening to the bodyThe body is always talking to us. This week, for me, included a recurring cricopharyngeal spasm – or in other words, a cramp in one of the muscles of my … Continued