Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Village Burglar By Anonymous

Under the spreading gooseberry bush,
the village burglar lies,
The burglar is a hairy man
with whiskers round his eyes.
He goes to church on Sundays,
He hears the Parson shout,
He puts a penny in the plate
and takes a shilling out.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Things of The World By Kay Ryan

Whereever the eye lingers
it finds a hunger,
The things of the world
want us for dinner.
Inside each pebble or leaf
or puddle is a hook.
The appetities of the world
compete to catch a look.
What does this mean
and how does it work?
Why aren't rocks complete?
Why isn't green adequate
to grey? We aren't gods
whose gaze could save,
but that's how the things
of the world behave.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Haiku of Random Days

3.11 and 9,
Gas prices have been changing,
Not much benefits.
Traffic jams at 5,
patience, and embrace function,
go home needs apt drive.
T-mobile, new mode,
Letters need address and code,
family tale told.
daytime home, night walks,
fresh air and good mood do help,
not much criticize.
Pen, pencil, and ink,
writing needs good technique,
create without barres.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Leaves Like fish By Gladys Cardiff

Cottonwood, willow, and briar,
Night air billows in the dark grove,
Hauls the alders over, their leaves.
Jumping, spilling silver-bellied on the lawn;
The lighted wind is running with a flood
of green fish, phosphorescent and wild.
On the winter grass, breaking like struck matches,
Without warmth or place, random as green minnows.
Above the clouds the sky waits, one celled.
Expanded over tides and winds, loving
The south wind as much as the north,
Schooling the planets in discretion and form.

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Newbery Awards and More on Books That Ring True and Helpful!

Poetry, fairy tales,
Biography, parenting, CDs,
romance, short stories.
Language arts, yoga,
Traveling, cooking, Taichi,
Tax forms, weekly themes.
Yearly book sales,
Patrons, book picks, award winning
book shelves, festive!

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