Saturday, April 11, 2020

Street Poems During COVID-19

My partners and I are offering a special poem service at this time, and you can get a poem from any one of us -you get to choose.  Here is the website.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Schrödinger's Goddess

This was written a few months back and is finally being posted now.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Poem: Wrapper (cityscape)

I was in hotel during a work trip I wasn't thrilled to be on, and feeling trapped, so I went for a walk downtown and it was cold.  I stopped in a diner I like and banged out two pages on my Hermes Rocket.  There didn't seem to be much order to them, but when I reread them later I liked some of the pieces.  I tried to rewrite them minimally, but organized them into a cohesive poem I quite like, that I feel captures the emotion of my little walk. 

Writing the original brain dump at the 3rd Street Diner in Richmond, Virginia. 

Editing and typing the final version at a laundromat back home.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Poem: Notebook Pages



  
I love this new QDL!

The missing pages in one of my pocket notebooks which inspired this poem. 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Poem: Soil

Hebrew uses a lot of words which build on themselves.  A commonly shown example are three words I chose for this poem.  דם (dam) means blood, adding a letter to the beginning (remember Hebrew reads right to left) makes אדם (adam) which means human, and adding yet one more letter to the end makes אדמה (adamha)(the M looks different when not at the end of the word) which means soil.  In Jewish scripture man is made from soil, so these three words are related and their relationship a reminder of our mortality.