Category Archives: Poetry

mine and others

Monday poem

I was led to this poem by through essay. I love the ending especially. Trespassing Teens, the street, night nothing to do so they split off in two’s, find an ark  like Noah’s, unfinished. A wooden-frame, all two-by-fours and exposed … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

From the NY Times Sunday Magazine last year

A friend sent me a copy of this poem by Nathan McClain, and I am just now getting around to posting it. He has some other interesting love elegies on his publications page, cited above. Love Elegy with Busboy The … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Elegies

I have been working on arranging a memorial at Marin Poetry Center for Linda Gregg, and also received word that my old friend died this week. So elegies are on my mind. Here is a beauty by Rachel Eliza Griffiths. … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A brilliant use of rhyme

Here is Padraig O’Tuama reading his poem, “Narrative Theology #2,” from his book, In the Shelter.

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Back on track

It was a crazy week, including travel to the writers conference in Portland, so I missed the Monday vitamin for all of you. But here you go with a lovely poem by Julie Bruck. Blue Heron Walking Not one of … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Two deaths

Two amazing poets died this week, W. S. Merwin and Linda Gregg. I have posted several of Merwin’s poems before. Somehow though, I never have posted a poem by Linda Gregg. Here’s a sample: Death Looks Down Death looks down … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lynn Emanuel

This wonderful poet is coming to read here next week. I have posted one of her poems before, but thought I’d post another, from her book “The Dig.” This poem, as many in the book describe a childhood at the … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A new poet

I subscribe to several “poem-a -day” sites, and once in awhile, discover a poet I don’t know whose work interests me, as this morning, a poem by an Irish poet. Makebelieve And on the first day  god made  something up.  … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment

A series of poetry videos

Barbara Reynolds runs a reading series the second Sunday of the month at Britt Marie’s, a wine bar on Solano. I am reading there March 10th at 3:30. But here is Barb herself, speaking one of her poems. This is … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Leave a comment

Monday poem

Ted Kooser was US Poet Laureate in 2004. His poems often deal with the farming communities of the midwest, like this one, which does a great job of capturing a moment and a perspective. Flying at Night Above us, stars. … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment