Wednesday, December 26, 2001


  In 1999 or so I had a vivid dream where I met my father briefly in the City of Necropolis. A few years have passed since then, but I stil......

Tuesday, December 25, 2001


  This is a backlogged post, made on November 1, 2012. At the time I wrote this, I was still borderline Christian. This was ten years ago, ......

Monday, December 17, 2001


  I'm posting this as a backlogged post to the day it was written. Presently it is November 2, 2012. It is very likely this poem was in......
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Thursday, December 13, 2001


  Trees of all kinds will always inspire poems from me. This ghazal is one such creature. There is a cohesive pattern to the shadows as you ......
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Sunday, December 9, 2001


  I've always felt a peculiar connection with the moon, like an enchantment. I suppose this is true for most people. She does, after all......

Friday, December 7, 2001


  There can be something disturbingly organic about the appearance of winter trees beneath moonlit clouds. Thought the imagery deserved a t......
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Wednesday, December 5, 2001


  This is an example of my early free verse. Most of my free verse found before this date will fit this category. choose make your choi......
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Tuesday, December 4, 2001


  I have been narcoleptic most of my life—if not all of my life. For me, the most salient effect this condition has had on my experience of......
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Tuesday, November 27, 2001


  The open road has played a significant role in my life. I ran away as a teenager and spent a few years wandering the narrow black lanes o......

Saturday, November 24, 2001


  I've blogged this as a backlogged post. It is presently November 2, 2012. Having stumbled upon this as I go through my old poetry, it......
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Wednesday, November 14, 2001


  Nature can never provide enough imagery for poetry. This particular expression of nature seemed to deserve a tanka. twilight a dismal......
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Tuesday, November 13, 2001


  There was a time when I was more religiously minded. That was a long time ago. This ghazal was written a long time ago. Still, religious ......

Monday, November 5, 2001


  A tanka to the sunset. Probably inspired by the sunset as seen from the summit of Cow Mountain, just east of Ukiah, California. sundown ......
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Thursday, August 9, 2001


  This is the poem that got me started studying poetry very seriously in August of 2001. Before I wrote this, I was hopelessly stuck in fre......

Sunday, July 29, 2001


  On Tuesdays there is a poetry and music open mic at Northlight Book & Cafe in Cotati, California. I've been going there off and o......
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Saturday, July 28, 2001


  A friend of mine was recently dumped by her fiance. This has affected her greatly. I wanted to cheer her up in some way, but you know how......
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001


  The idea for this poem actually came to me when I was 14 or 15. I saw it clearly. As the years progressed I realized how much I related to......
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Friday, June 1, 2001


  This was written for an online friend after she experienced a rather bitter loss. Beautiful Tears For Luschka Van Olsen Try to ima......
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Sunday, March 18, 2001


  For some reason I've been thinking about this poem lately, written March 3rd, 2001. At least that's the date on the file. Just now......
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Friday, March 9, 2001


  This describes an actual event. I was a runaway at the time, barely 16 years old, traveling the highways. The cross is still there in Cli......
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Wednesday, February 7, 2001


  Hormones wrote this poem. I was taking a class at Mendocino College, and there was this woman. You know the story. For the most part this......
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