Sunday, June 15, 2008

Good thing I wrote several poems this weekend

I will be reading my poetry at the Decatur Book Festival at the local authors stage (Java Monkey) for 15 minutes some time between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday, August 30, 2008. I am pleased and honored to have been invited to perform.

Unfortunately, I have concluded that it would not be appropriate to wear my 60's stewardess outfit on this occasion and will be dressed less suggestively.

And, here is another poem I wrote this weekend:


We'll journey far
into the night

We'll track a star
we never sight

We'll often say "Bu-bu-bu-buh?"
and always answer "So what, huh?"

We'll never have a glorious "Wha?"
and never give a flying fuh

Sonnet No. 36, or “That Guy Who Was at the Cocktail Party”

Sonnet No. 36, or “That Guy Who Was at the Cocktail Party”

There were some charming pieces I once wrote
And posted to a famous magazine.
And then one day arrived a little note.
It said my work was not the best they’d seen.

Now to be honest, that is not quite so:
I was rejected, though I don’t know how.
And that I was, somehow, I’m sure I know.
It bugs me now and then, but mostly now.

I write these twiddling trifles all the time-
Everyone ignores me, yes, I know.
It’s not just tedious of me to rhyme,
Iambic pentameter bores them so.

‘Twas good enough when Shakespeare wrote this way,
I know that he, too, suffered in his day.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

and now . . .

This is just to say,
I wish I didn't know

he wasn't really talking about plums.

I'm no Lorax, but I do love trees

I have revised the poem about trees, and I could not be more pleased with how it came out.

Here is the link.

Monday, June 2, 2008