Category Archives: Poetry

Some small stuff

Integral z-squared dz from 1 to the cube root of 3 times the cosine of 3 pi over 9 equals log of the cube root of ‘e’. Eva waved away the poems in her depression and wanted bilingual understanding and … Continue reading

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Beauty and Contemplation on the Heart-Lung Machine

Sometimes, I think this is one of the most beautiful equations in the universe. Other times I think it is a scary idea, and all the corollaries I have listed are there to make us properly thoughtful and humble.  When … Continue reading

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How do you tell the Anesthetist your attraction has not to do with beauty?

Or even sex … … Oh, Nina, really It’s not about the shape of your face the width of your hips, the heat of your life even the color of your blondness fades as we admire the depth of your wit, … Continue reading

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a recent try at thoughts and words, and it is a very early draft of ideas.

Little Rhymes for Christof the Spoken Poet Like Eliot, we are putting on a face to meet the faces that we meet) In the crowd a pleasant smiling softness show faces changing feelings wearing what we cannot hide hiding what … Continue reading

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Evening on the summer prairie (A late rewrite while facing winter).

Summers eve upon the plain a languid silky shadowed sky, lazy dusky sunshine warm a prairie day declining lightly wistful breezes weaving grasses shadow clouds of summer storms like birds upon a zephyr fluttering ever endlessly never grasping soothing wafting … Continue reading

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Music at Joe’s

Writing is albums of the heart, we sigh – try to fly to birth this life to share perhaps, our dreams. Places find you in your wonder, the air is ripe, plucking ears like a blues harp in a smoky … Continue reading

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find, contribute, and experience Combat Paper

From uniform to pulp Battlefield to workshop Warrior to artist Combat Paper Project combatpaper.org

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Twitter poems

On twitter you might want to read @Longshiren, where I am posting very short images that seem pretty and poetic. Another experiment.

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small thoughts on language

One of the reasons for creating this blog is to show some of the things we go through to take an idea from basic words to a finished poem. Usually, the rough drafts, as shown below, are filled with the … Continue reading

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Short work

WELL, WE’RE AT WAR AGAIN Sand and bombs and ugly little desert spiders and a rancid smell death on the street or fear in the locals? Sitting in the waiting room at the VA hospital spinning the new wheelchair smells … Continue reading

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Another rough post, and some possibilities

Well, this is rough, but we are editing and writing more daily. The problem is that we write a million words, and then we excise 999,990 to make it say everything in perfection and simplicity, forgetting that we remember every … Continue reading

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Another thought on Peace, and War that spawns the need…

It’s time for new Metaphors The world is lately filled with conflict, Wars where terrorists are Muslim, Christian, Arab, Jew, perhaps Knights Freedom Fighters, Defenders of faith. And, everyone’s god is on their side. staring at the deep blue sky … Continue reading

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