Category Archives: Poetry

Summer Swim, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Midday,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Music, Fire, Creativity, and Candlelight

Creativity is a delicate matter.  Love and adventure transpiring in and through the self must be respected and cultivated in the act.  A creative product which doesn’t reflect back to its creator the fires of creation within his or her … Continue reading

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Pacific View, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Afternoon,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Morning,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Breathtaking Height, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Dawn,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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The Vault of the Sound

The bargain for youth is either tottering old age, or an early death. Life deals in opposites. Where is the center? That’s the real elixir, the Holy Grail, the eternal savior. But life guards it relentlessly. That vault is kept … Continue reading

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Moon and Mischief, A Poem from my Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Night,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Nectar Hours, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “PreDawn,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Plaisir D’amour

Plaisir d’amour Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755–1794) Plaisir d’amour ne dure qu’un moment, The pleasure of love lasts only a moment, chagrin d’amour dure toute la vie. The grief of love lasts a lifetime. J’ai tout quitté pour l’ingrate Sylvie, … Continue reading

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Limestone Sleeps, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Dusk,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Gathering Cloud, A poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Evening,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Lonely, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Midday,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Ch’atlich, from My Book “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Morning,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Dawn, A Poem from My book “Between the Hours”

For the next little while, I intend to showcase here a poem-a-day from my recent book, “Between the Hours” (Please click here for more information). Below is the first in this series. Please enjoy these! The book is divided into … Continue reading

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The Eagle’s View of the Bustling Train

Do you hate the earth so much that you must run swiftly across it your feet untouching while you tear the belly of the still air and rip the breast of mountain and prairie, indifferent what passes behind you but … Continue reading

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Stretching Out

   How lovely, Through the torn paper window    The Milky Way. -Issa (Blyth)

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Brother Bat

   The bat Lives hidden    Under the broken umbrella. -Buson (Blyth)

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Fellowship of Life

   A drop of rain! The frog wiped his forehead    with his wrist. -Issa (Nobuyuki Uyasa)

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Love

A drowsy breeze sighs and the sky’s dry shell is filled with the voice of pines -Onitsura (tr. H. Behn)

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Ineffable Beauty

A hair as white as the snow That a swan has flown over. -Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

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