National Haiku Day

Cat on my lap, now Dinner with friends, later, though It's an easy day.

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Shifting the Sun by Diana Der-Hovanessian

When your father dies, say the Irish, you lose your umbrella against bad weather. May his sun be your light, say the Armenians. When your father dies, say the Welsh, you sink a foot deeper into the earth. May you inherit his light, say the Armenians. When your father dies, say the Canadians, you run…

Emily and Elvis

My friend, Caitlyn, turned me on to this poet via Tumblr. I love both of these. Emily Dickinson and Elvis Presley in Heaven, by Hans Ostrom They call each other E. Elvis picks wildflowers near the river and brings them to Emily. She explains half-rhymes to him.In heaven Emily wears her hair long, sports Levis…

Same as it ever was

I have loved this for decades. And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack And you may find yourself in another part of the world And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife And you may…