Below are some 3-line tastes of my poems from the just-posted issue of Mezzo Cammin, edited by poet Kim Bridgford. I hope you are enticed enough to go read the rest--mine and all the other poems! My four poems are from The Book of the Red King, and there are other of my Red King poems elsewhere on the site.
Coming up next: I will be reading at the West Chester Poetry Conference with Mezzo Cammin on Friday morning. Information and listed readers are under the excerpts. Hope to see some early risers there!
The Rose of Laughter, Laughter of the Rose
The cats are tucked in the sphinx position.
The Fool kneels down to imitate the cats.
The Fool knows better. He knows all the things
The world says. He knows every rippling field
And every shower of orchard petals
The Fool and the Sublime
And when the Red King sings on top the tower called the Spear
While the full moon, delicate and bright and ringed with rainbow,
Rises like a vast soap bubble over the chimney pots
The Red King's Blossom-Tide
The Red King's orchard-close is blossoming,
And fragrance reaches as far as ships at sea
And regions of the far barbarians.
|Friday, June 10, 2011|
PANEL 9: Mezzo Cammin Fifth-Anniversary Reading
Kim Bridgford (Chair)