Saturday, December 27, 2008


  I started this in November of 2007, and though I spent a full year singing the first four stanzas and two choruses to myself—at all hours......
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008


  The idea for this poem came to me a few months back, at which point I hurriedly tapped out the opening four lines—then nothing. So today a......

Sunday, December 14, 2008


  Originally, this was going to be part I of " Transmogrification ", but the energy and time investment involved in adhering to t......
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Sunday, November 30, 2008


  Someone emailed me a Zen poem, and I found myself tapping out a small response. evaporation in an ocean of stars a ballet sun pirou......

Thursday, November 27, 2008


  I guess my "holiday" poems tend not to be so festive. It was a phrase from Joyce's Ulysses that somehow got me going: "......

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


  A small set of haiku inspired by late autumn in Ukiah. birch This poem has been published in my book an inkling hope: select po......
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Saturday, November 15, 2008


  My second synthetic ode. Parts I and II represent antithetical aspects of a child's development, first the creative wonder and explor......

Thursday, October 16, 2008


  Sometimes I just feel like experimenting.   I found myself thinking about the story of Adam and Eve. It has always seemed odd to me that g......
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Monday, September 29, 2008


  Though I did a lot of journaling while I was out on my seven day walk on the Lost Coast Trail at the beginning of the month, I only wrote ......
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Friday, August 22, 2008


  Two haiku today, posted separately. They were written on the fly to demonstrate the way a haiku should say nothing but show everything. T......
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  And the second of the two haiku posted today. iris mist hints of pastel blue sift through silent folds of gray swaying in the void......
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Sunday, August 17, 2008


  I found myself enjoying a cloud mural painted in the skies above Ukiah's western ridges tonight. I felt it deserved a tanka. valley du......
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008


  A wee haiku. I Love these things. wane sundial mountains stretch their giant shapes across the lessening days ...
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Monday, August 4, 2008


  In this poem, my 13 th trisect, segment one depicts the metal steel. Segment two depicts the skyscraper, in which steel is the most esse......

Sunday, July 20, 2008


  I had no idea where this was going when I started it, but I thought I'd just go with it and see what happened. I'm kind of surpri......
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Thursday, July 3, 2008


  Another one pulled from the drafts of my little hiking journal. When I backpack, I'll take a couple of bansuri flutes along. And in th......
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Thursday, June 26, 2008


  Another shorty from the journal markings I made while out on the Lost Coast Trail last month. This is also inspired by my two nights at J......
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Wednesday, June 18, 2008


  I normally don't approach topics of this sort. But hopefully I can pass this off as a sort of pen-portrait and not as any sort of pol......

Monday, June 16, 2008


  As I got to know my future wife long distance, I found myself wanting to assure her that my love for and dedication to her will never chan......
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Sunday, June 8, 2008


  This one was scribbled out as I sat atop a giant bit of driftwood watching the waves during a recent hike on the Lost Coast Trail in North......

Thursday, June 5, 2008


  When I go backpacking, I tend to my bring my journal along, or at least a little composition book. Here I'll record any thoughts I hav......

Saturday, May 24, 2008


  If I have a child one day, where would he (bold assumption I know) come from? I think we rain from the void into awareness. I think we dri......

Thursday, May 15, 2008


  Once in awhile I'll meet and interact with some small creature, and this will inspire a poem or three. I've attempted to interact......
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008


  One of the old growth redwoods in Montgomery Woods has recently fallen. This state reserve is about a 30 minutes drive from the northwest......
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Thursday, May 1, 2008


  I've been thinking of trying out another dialect poem. They're really tough to write, requiring a lot of editing and reediting an......

Saturday, April 26, 2008


  Since I began this wild and wastrel wend down the wandering ways of poetry, I've been sure to write or finish at least one poem each ......
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Sunday, April 13, 2008


  Some people... Just have a way about them. And thank god for that ! tease her tongue swirls out a wisp of smoke curled round the e......
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Friday, April 11, 2008


  Was just reading a bunch of poem blogs hoping to get a moment's inspiration. And... That seems to be what has happened, though not qu......
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Monday, March 17, 2008


  Most Tuesday nights I meet with some people to play go at a Perko’s cafe in Willits , 25 minutes north of where I live in Ukiah . Last T......
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Friday, March 7, 2008


  Though I don't write many haiku, I do understand them. Quite well in fact, along with the tanka. Haiku and tanka represent a universal......
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Thursday, February 28, 2008


  I used to prepare and send as many as sixteen submissions a month. But after a few years worth of rejection slips, save for the acceptanc......

Saturday, February 9, 2008


  Reflecting on the nature of existence again. It's not like I try to solve the great mystery of being when I reflect on just what our e......

Thursday, January 31, 2008


  It's been raining a lot lately. She tucks in the day with a giant gray comforter and lulls me to rest with persistent song. Since I wo......
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Sunday, January 27, 2008


  The first poems I read and enjoyed as a child were in the form of stories. Such poems are the whole reason for my taking an interest in p......
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Friday, January 18, 2008


  Another meditation on the nature of self, something I've wondered and asked questions about since childhood. reflections This ......

Sunday, January 13, 2008


  My 12 th trisect. The content required a lot of meditation and reflection on the nature of being—and a few conversations with a well-whis......

Friday, January 4, 2008


  My first poem for 2008. A good friend wanted me to write a poem for his fiance, and here's what I came up with. Think he'll like?......
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