Month: May 2013

about my animals

A picture of my dog, taken today.
A picture of my dog, taken today.

Another poetry blog… This time about my animals.  i have been blessed with some of the best animals in the history of time.  Predictably, they show up in my poetry a lot.

The links below will take you to poems originally podcast between 2009 and 2011.

morning animals

A picture of a hyperactive kitten, during a moment of repose
A picture of a hyperactive kitten, during a moment of repose

 

darwin the dog

Darwin the dog weighs 60 pounds when this picture was taken, so the cat was named Andre the Giantcat.
Darwin the dog weighs 60 pounds when this picture was taken, so the cat was named Andre the Giantcat.

 

kitten

 

dog practices zen

 

animal comforts

 

feline poetry

 

cat’s triumph: a doggerel

My Siamese as kittens
My Siamese as kittens

 

starting over

A couple of weeks ago, i accidentally deleted my entire blog.  Once the tears and grief subsided, i realized i had created an opportunity to re-imagine what i want to do with this virtual real estate.  While i have spent a lot of time dreaming and scheming about my blog, other things took priority, like stocking galleries and coaxing one of the books that i’m writing toward its ending.

This morning, i woke up from a dream about performing my poetry.  My heart ached.  While i have kindle collections of poetry, i love performing.   i realized that i would be foolish not to use this space to give new life to works that have been collecting dust on my hard-drive: hundreds of poems that first appeared in my 2009-2011 podcasts.  i put out at least three poems a week for over two years, with thousands of downloads a week.  Since i stopped using that venue, they’ve been patiently waiting…

No doubt, this blog will have other uses as well, but since i am starting over, i feel like this is appropriate.  Using this first entry to re-release of a few poems back into the wild pleases my sense of symmetry – old and new at the same time.

Given the type of day it is today (a rain-soaked Mother’s Day), i decided to give you three podcasts about gratitude, change and joy.  First, a poem about the early morning:

dance with me

a cat and a dog sleeping in each other's arms
My cat and dog, the first same sex marriage in Maine.

Next, a poem about a forest in transition:

saplings

a tree turning into a woman
a tree turning into a woman

Finally, two tiny poems about gratitude – the bonus poem focusing on the beginning of summer:

gratitude

dancers
dancers

Now to some of that other pressing work… i have bowls and mugs and commissions to throw.