poetry Category

MOTHERLINK

This past Mother’s Day week has been a trifecta of heavy life-events, each of which warrant a story of their own. Instead of polishing the post I surrendered the gorgeous sun-drenched day with my canine bff, Joni, rather than spending the entirety of the weekend with my laptop. And I’m so glad I made this single right choice.

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My Departed Darlings

This poem is the fifth of a 365-day project I began last week. Though my plans neither include completing nor posting my daily writings, I felt complled to post today’s exercise on this day of multiple duality, 2/22/2022.

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SELF PORTRAIT AS OYSTER

I am a sumptuous delicacy raked from shallows of brackish bays, shucked through mantle by twisting blade, popped hollows of creamy white meat gulped—raw. If you wet your hunger with my tenderness, you cede to be ruined. I will tranquilize your frailty and cut you with my truths. To be vital, mustn’t one be capable […]

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ONE SINGLE DAY

A Tribute in Poem to all of the victims and families whose lives were changed in an instant, on one single September’s day.

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Epistle: Transcending

Happy 60th Birthday Dear. It’s been twenty years since you made your last wish and we serenaded you at the family table in the home we lived in on Long Island. I love you forever. X/O

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Portrait of a Mother as a Definition

mother First recorded before 900. From Old English modor (to take care of); Dutch “dregs” (sediment, remains that settle at the bottom); German (swampy land); is prevalent in many cultures. Sense of that which has given birth to anything. 1. a female parent, as: a) one’s female role-model, such as: a parent, adoptive mother, foster […]

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DAVIN II

A poem for Davin’s first birthday in Heaven.

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DAVIN

Please visit http://www.Legacy.com to share your memories and tributes of our beautiful son and friend, Davin. Thank you.

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY HEART

Note: This poem is originally formatted in cascading lines, like the cascades of rose petals falling through our life. I apologize that I am not able to harness the technology to reproduce this beautiful format on this platform. Your love: a cascade of shimmering meteors, a cascade of yellow petals. Striding through the aperture of […]

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AUTUMNAL

Ancient rocks hold sacred space In September’s river flow Untold tempests have effaced Crag edges nimbly erased  Form sculpted bowls that bestow  A still splash of life encased Amid her curling vertigo.   Deep into the sodden quag I trod the withering phlox Despite the temperate lag Scorpio sets back the clock And the sacred […]

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