Touch me kindly if you can I don’t know if I can feel any other touch Speak to me softly I will hear I have been training my ears to hear only quiet sounds Look at me with love or mercy if that’s the best that you can do I will look at you withContinue reading “Touch me kindly”
Everything other than love is illusion and delusion distraction and destruction a waste of time and degrees of separation and digression from consummation and veils of obstruction and excuses for confusion and medicine for diseases that we haven’t invented yet
Something special happened to painting in Italy in the 15th Century and to music in America and England in the middle of the last century. Something also must have happened to poetry in Japan around the turn of the 20th Century because I have been intermittently reading the Penguin Book of Japanese Verse with subtle pleasureContinue reading “Bedraggled Ostrich”
Happy to have my poem “Drawing” included along with so many other great writers from the Empire State in New York’s Best Emerging Poets 2019 Anthology. For the poetry lovers on your holiday shopping list you can pick up a copy from the good people at Z Publishing.
A blind man sees beauty With the tips of his fingers A deaf man hears the sizzle of the grill With the tip of his tongue A man without love feels Something missing in the pit of his heart A dead man knows everything Now that he feels nothing