Monday, December 22, 2014

Birth of a Poem

Painting of Russian writer Evgeny Chirikov by Ivan Kulikov, 1904

A poem
Arises from the need
Of a release
A transformation
Of one emotion
To another

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Rook's Pawn

Pic. Garry Knight (Wikimedia Commons)

He stands
In the far off flank
Almost forgotten
In the thick of battle

Not the first to move
Sometimes not at all
Not at the center or a gambit
Not in the plan almost

Likely to survive
Through the battle and war
Having less stories to tell
And lesser stories about

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Vincent van Gogh - Weeping Woman

Endless tears that flow
Can never glue together
Bits and pieces
Of a broken heart

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Blindness

The naked eyes shined
But they are so blind
To the aura and mind
In a human they find

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Stalker

"The Death of Minnehaha" by William de Leftwich Dodge

He stalks
Everyone from the beginning
Till the certain end
Only he knows when
The stalker
Is death