Electors

Al Hamilton of Broadway fame So Mistress Cleo says Designed the college many blame For sanctioning our latest Prez. And why? Because the scheme creates A union, not of crowds but states.

Why Have you Given Me Bitter

Why have you given me bitter to drink? I always was nursed on sweet – Why have you poured contempt down my throat And only despite to eat? My hair disperses with every wind And disappears with my heat – My shoulders and hips are pressed out of joint by the bonds on my hands and…

Your Life

Your laughter is a rainbow shimmered bird It sits upon my shoulder when I am hard at work I turn to look but it has flown. Your lifetime is a song more eager than long I sing it absentmindedly and live your life a while I notice, and the song ends. Your glance is silver runners…

The Unuttered Poetry of Rose

Is there a consummation lit by awe reserved for me? Oh, when will I go up – up flames like steps of stone – I who never told my banal yearnings no to let the heat mount up? I who am built low and squat but now see lines that rise and soar – who never knew…

Poetry Challenge 8: In Winter in the Woods Alone

Here’s the original poem by Robert Frost. Note ‘shadowy” – a break from the otherwise perfect meter. It’s not exactly a dactyl, because under the influence of the meter, we probably turn the ‘w’ into a vowel more or less and barely pronounce the ‘o.’ Still. “In one tree’s overthrow” – It is inappropriate to…