poems as hand- and foot-holds on a glass mountain

A Mother’s Day

relaxes – kids are grown and gone sometimes they call or text, even visit no longer only pretending adulthood having learned to cope with what we…

At Borders

(a poem of mine recently published by Blue Unicorn, a print-only poetry journal from San Rafael CA:) Of what appears, stars and insects are acceptable as…

Before You Ask

                The most labile of seasons, spring leaps aboard any shift of mood extending, exaggerating a desultory drizzle becomes a crashing downpour a real headbanger then…

Owl

The branch she rests on barely flexed with her landing or so seems plausible to this observer when she’s pointed out she wears a patterned coat…

Falling Away

            A moment settles, a stillness      barely echoing a soft rainfall      a bowel-mutter of a refrigerator it slips out of anxiety’s claws an empty suit freeing…

At Issue

Sometimes it approaches at a gallop a heavily armored horse and knight      with brutal lance uplifted immodest as a monarch Henry VIII unhorsed, knocked out thought…

Clearing Fences

we sip chilled wine on a deck-like terrace in autumn sunlight’s failing warmth in the distance the low rumble of the falls a light lunch we’ve…

The Postmodern Peripatetic

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The Postmodern Peripatetic

Ethics, Hermeneutics, Historiography

Emmanuel Levinas

"The face is a living presence; it is expression...The face speaks"

Fourteen Lines

A Sonnet Obsession

LogoSophia Magazine

A Pilgrim's Journal of Life, Literature and Love

St. John One: One

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Parhelion

Literary Magazine

The Line Break

A poetry & wine blog

The Dōgen Institute

Disseminating the Teachings of Eihei Dōgen Zenji

best poetry blog in the cosmos

4 out of 5 dentists recommend this WordPress.com site

Scott Edward Anderson's Poetry Blog

"One reader is a miracle; two, a mass movement." - Walter Lowenfels

failed haiku - a journal of English Senryu

Co Editors: Bryan Rickert and Kelly Moyer with Founder and Contributing Editor Mike Rehling

Third Wednesday Magazine

A Quarterly Journal of Literary and Visual Arts

Ancient Forest Zen

Dedicated to the liberation of all beings.

Frank J. Tassone

haikai poetry matters

The Nihilist Void

Nothing matters.

Word Craft Poetry

Join Us for #TankaTuesday